Lawn Boy mowers have been around for over 70 years and are built on a solid history of quality and reliability. The company was originally started by Ole Evinrude, who started the Evinrude outboard motor company. The technology and know-how behind the outboard motors was used in the motors for Lawn Boy lawn mowers, which is one of the reasons they're so well known for their motors.
The Lawn Boy company has changed ownership a number of times over the years, but the quality of their equipment has remained consistent through their history. They're currently owned by Toro, another well-known name in lawn mowers, but kept as a separate brand of their own.
One change that has happened over the years is that they have started using motors from other companies, such as Honda, Tecumseh and Briggs & Stratton. They're still very particular about the models they use, however, so the reliability has not changed.
All of Lawn Boy's current models are walk behind mowers – they do not make any riding mowers, in spite of having introduced new zero turn technology several years ago. Their prices range from approximately $ 250 to $ 350, depending on the size and output of the engine and the size of the mower itself.
There are several places you can buy Lawn Boy equipment, but you'll probably find the best deals online. Amazon.com and other websites sell them, and even with shipping costs you will usually save some money compared to your local lawn mower shop.
Keep in mind that when you buy online, however, you will not have the same kind of service and support as you would if you buy from a local dealer. Because Lawn Boy uses common engines in their mowers from well-known engine manufacturers, this is not as big an issue as it looks since most lawn mower repair shops will be able to work on the engines if you have a problem.
Just be sure that your local shop can get other Lawn Boy parts if you buy online however. Having to ship the mower back and forth to a service center will quickly eat up any savings you might have found online.