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    1. #101
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      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      I don't come to OT often, but when I do it's to find lawn mower threads.



      Thought about doing something like this with my riding mower but I just sold it. My push mower doesn't have much left on it to paint

    2. #102
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      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.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq4Fi...ature=youtu.be





      Last edited by GoHomePossum; 08-05-2013 at 06:22 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ry_guy View Post


      My rigs (plus two Exmarks and an older Gravely 152 not pictured). I love cutting grass.
      Holy ****

    4. #104
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      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      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.
      Wish I had the land to justify something like this. Sadly with only ~15 inches of rain this year it would not get much use.
      As it is now I only mow once a month or so and that is really for the weeds and random long blades of grass.

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      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      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.

      Very jealous. I don't think it could handle it on even flat ground, but I know my 20 something hp diesel IH couldn't handle such a large batwing mower on the hills we have. Maybe someday when I upgrade to a larger tractor.

      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.

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      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

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      Quote Originally Posted by Seitan View Post
      Very jealous. I don't think it could handle it on even flat ground, but I know my 20 something hp diesel IH couldn't handle such a large batwing mower on the hills we have. Maybe someday when I upgrade to a larger tractor.
      Yeah... my JD 670 has a tough time dragging my 72" finish mower up our hill. Nothing a turbo can't fix.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      The thumb control has a learning curve, it's adjustable and very light pressure is required. Problem is you hit a bump and it takes off on you. I wish there was a way to limit how fast it goes. I didn't have any cramping though.
      That's the same one I have.
      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      That's the same one I have.
      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.
      YeaH I'm going to drop it down a little more on the next cut.
      It go down in the DM

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      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.
      ................................................www.CCCIS.com

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      Shoulda got one of these:



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      It's me, Rabbit, I promise.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Shoulda got one of these:



      YESSSSSSSS
      mine looks like an updated version of that ! hahahaha
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      Quote Originally Posted by butterface View Post
      Don't forget to swiss cheese the air box.
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      needs more lower too
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      Rust the hood or go home
      I el-oh-el'd.

      I grew up in the pre self-propelled era, made my $$ mowing old ladies lawns with a magnesium deck Toro.

    14. #114
      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."
      -Akio Toyoda

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      Quote Originally Posted by SteveMKIIDub View Post
      I've cut some ridiculous grass with a Tecumseh engine. None have ever died and none have ever needed anything. Great engines!
      I have a 25 year old edger with one of those engines. It surges at idle, other than that it runs fine. Starts on the second pull.
      It go down in the DM

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      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.


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      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:
      http://www.redmax.com/products/blowers/ebz5150/

      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.

    18. #118
      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:


      1. spray for weeds, wait 1 week
      2. spray again
      3. dethatch
      4. aerate
      5. put down new grass seed
      6. top dress with thin layer of soil
      7. put down starter fertilizer
      8. keep lawn moist for a couple weeks to allow for germination




      Sound right?

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      My lawnmower boner just ripped through my pants.

      http://www.energreen.it/en/robogreen-it-it-2.html

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sRlXrHv7vK0

      Yes, it's remote controlled.

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      It was a good day today.

      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Keep Calm & Chive On

      FKA gti_r_done

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      I am so buying one of these for my little kid (whenever my wife decides to stop using the pill )

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      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

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      I always wear a sweater and slacks when cutting the grass.
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      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      It was a good day today.

      you're a little crooked off the start, hope that doesn't mess up anyone's shot

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