Have long rifle range and various fields to keep mowed, the 3 point hitch rotary brush hog was worn out, so picked up a used Woods 9180 Rough Finish Batwing Mower, 16 foot cutting width, rear discharge.
Looked at flail mowers but they were too expensive to get such a wide cutting swath.
Cuts down high grass and very small saplings fine, and the articulating wing decks let me mow slopes, hills, ditches and berms without upsetting the tractor.
Sure cut my mowing time down too
Tractor is 50 hp.
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I've seen full roadside detail tractor/flail setups on ebay from time to time, going for mid-teens to low 20k prices, but I can only assume they are pretty worn out by the time a county gets rid of them.
Is it sad that when I do decide to purchase a house one of the things I'm most excited about is having an excuse to buy a nice mower?
My parents bought me a lower end Honda self propelled years ago in Middle school when I was cutting lawns for extra cash. That thing saw 10+ lawns a week for 6 years and never missed a beat. Its almost 14 years old now and still going strong.
Currently this monstrosity is the mower that came with my row home. A 1981 Toro and it runs AWESOME! I can't believe it works as well as it does for being 32 years old. The other week it stopped running mid mow and it turned out to be the air filter. It must've been original and had turned to a block of oily goop. Took that off and it fired right back up
Did you rotate the thumb control's position on the handle? The little slide lever on the thumb control adjusts where it sits, I had to rotate mine down, cause like yours it went to fast instantly in the stock setting.
The variable speed control is cool though.
My property is about 1/4 acre.. roughly 100x90ft
My yard is definitely do-able with a push mower and I have a good one, but my issue is time.. my wife and my schedule and having a 2 year old make it not easy to spend the day in the yard
I have a couple narrow gates and some tricky landscaping to work around so i bought this:
and got the bagger for it
Troy Bilt "neighborhood rider" 30 inch deck, 6 speed, tight turning circle, bagger.. saves soooo much time! can do the whole yard in an hour now.
Shoulda got one of these:
I've cut some ridiculous grass with a Tecumseh engine. None have ever died and none have ever needed anything. Great engines!
"I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
I had a cap fly out of the old U joint on the PTO shaft a while back, and the cross knocked the yoke out of round. Picked up two new yokes and a U joint at Tractor Supply yesterday, welded them up and we are back in business. I love mowing with this finish mower over the zero turn, it's got an extra foot of cut and rides so much better. The JD is better on fuel too, I guess being a diesel helps out with that.
Here's the 670 next to my Gravely.
Following up with a previous post in this thread, I went to a local lawn shop to see what they had for leaf blowers. They were big on a brand called RedMax. This is the model I would be considering:
I've never heard of these guys before, but it looks like they're owned by Husqvarna. That's about all I know. Is this a solid brand for blowers, better than Stihl or Echo, which are the primary brands I'm considering? Hoping to make a decision in the next 3 or so weeks.
Looks like I'm not the only one who has some lawn renovating to do. Anyone else gearing up for fall?
As best I can tell, this is the process:
- spray for weeds, wait 1 week
- spray again
- put down new grass seed
- top dress with thin layer of soil
- put down starter fertilizer
- keep lawn moist for a couple weeks to allow for germination
My lawnmower boner just ripped through my pants.
Yes, it's remote controlled.
Keep Calm & Chive On
I am so buying one of these for my little kid (whenever my wife decides to stop using the pill )
I don't mean to come in and show everybody up but this is what I roll on the weekends...
Of course I'm referring to the 85- this ain't no lady's mower!
dasjettakartell - immortalized on the wall, forgotten on the floor
I always wear a sweater and slacks when cutting the grass.