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Turns out I got my lawnboy 22261 for no reason. Im not allowed to use it at my house nor on a clients property ! Supposivly its too loud. Well Ive heard louder mowers than my 22261, and the muffler is perfect on it ! I guess I trashpicked it for no reason then. Anyone wanna buy it?
 

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So who sets the standard for loudness? I've always thought the dura was a little loud but after all it is a stinkin lawnmower! The only quiet lawnmower I know of is an electric one..:ROF

I'm sorry to hear this.
 

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Who says it's too loud? Your clients? The authorities? I find it hard to believe that all of your clients have complained about it. Are you sure there isn't a hole in the bottom of the muffler? I have one with a hole in it but it isn't much louder than any of the others...

Sorry to hear your problems....
 

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It's not that it's louder, it's an unusual tone. People are used to the typical purr of a nicely muffled Briggs, Tecumseh, or Honda 4-stroke mower, but the high-pitched crackle of a DuraForce I could see being somewhat annoying if you weren't into small engines the way we are.

Back in the day, my dad used to have a little Suzuki motorcycle with a 2-stroke engine, and it'd wake my neighbor up every morning when he'd head off to work. It was super quiet, but that tinny "rinng dinng dinng" sound was something unusual compared to most other bikes. If he'd have rode a Harley, they'd probably never notice. Sounds strange, but certain sounds just get to a person more than others.
 

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Who won't allow you to use it at the home? I can KINDA understand the client because of the golden rule (he who has the gold makes the rules) but...
 

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God forbid your mower is too loud, what is wrong with people nowadays. I can kinda see where the clients have a problem if their older, but go inside and shut the dang windows. Now the problem with using it on your family's property boggles my mind even more. Don't sell that mower just yet 7260G, you can figure something out. I'm going to go get my 10247 out, let her scream at high throttle just for you.:trink40:
 

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That's rediculous! A DF is not all that loud, sometimes, it seems like an M is louder. That just doesn't make sense. Now I can blame mis-spelled words on my pencil!:duh:
 

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As long as you're not mowing too early in the morning or too late at night, tell your neighbors if they don't like it, they can buy you a new mower of their choosing. As for your clients, that's a different story.
 

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Simply ludicris!!!! My 10324 isnt loud at all! Sure the under deck F and D and C are a little quieter but not that much quieter! I have used my Duraforce at some peoples houses in nice new neighbor hoods and noone complained but i think they couldnt figure out why it was smoking. LOL :) M's arent that loud either cause they have the exhaust come out the bottom too.
 

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Sorry to hear that, I have the same problem with my next door neighbor, calls the police on me when I mow, but they cant do anything, lawnboys DF's is all we use up here as trim mowers, and some F-engined mowers and never bothers anyone, alot of the peoples yards we cut actually come out and watch us mow just to have something to do and then say they still making those things I remember when I had one of those.... I wouldnt sell your 22261, if anything if you cant use it park it, but I'd still use it.
 

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Its too noisy for us Americans too, so keep your loud noisy 22261 in Canada mister! :hide:
 

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You can ship it to me in North Texas. I am in the country. No one will care how loud it is or isn't here. :ROF
 

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Yeah, people get all hissy about two-strokes. Not so much the decibel thing as the tone. People hate two stroke jet skis so much, they ban 'em from lakes. Well, let me tell you something: You have not lived as a true gear head like myself, until you have heard twin, two-stroke, V-6 outboard motors coming up on a plane, throttles buried. It is like a squadron of P-51s or a restart after a yellow flag at a Nascar race at Talladega. It makes single NASCAR engine want to run and hide. It is simply beautiful; but it's a sound that is slowly being phased out. So those of you who have neighbors who are just regular folk, enjoy your Lawn Boys plowing into heavy grass while you can. Nothing sounds like a hard-working two-stroke.
 

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You think 2-stroke gassers are loud? Listen to a 2-stroke diesel! I like going to tractor pulls, especially the farm stock and super farm classes, and some of those old Olivers with the GM 4-53 engines (a.k.a. Screamin' Jimmies) really let out a hearty bark! Of course since they're firing every revolution, they sound like they're turning twice as many RPMs as a similar 4-stroke. But, man, do they sound sweet!
 
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