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waving from a ZT mower
« on: April 09, 2017, 02:52:59 pm »
I think my neighbors get a kick out of waving at me while I'm mowing. They can't be smiling like that just because they are happy to see me.  :D The first one today got me. When I waved back, the mower took a sharp dive to the right. But I saw the next one coming and I carefully positioned my right hand between the two bars so that I was able to wave back.  :)

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 03:31:34 pm »
   Most of my mowing is so far from the road that the neighbors don't see me. I would like to try a ZT someday.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 03:33:46 pm »
Once you have used a ZT, you will never again consider a conventional mower.

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 03:44:30 pm »
Had the same trouble on a skid steer once.   :D  At least it turned to the ditch instead of the car.   ::)

Much more cautious now.   :)
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 04:56:31 pm »
 :D :D They tend to do that without both hands on the controls.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 06:57:11 pm »
Once you have used a ZT, you will never again consider a conventional mower.
How very true.  What's worse is having one then having to sell it cause you needed the money then can only afford a garbage rider.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 04:45:19 am »
I love drifting around trees with them but it sure is hard on the lawn.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 07:20:18 am »
I have so many moles and tire tracks in my yard that all the scuff marks I make with the tires on my mower really don't hurt the looks of my yard.  Mine does 12 miles per hour and that is the speed I like to try and mow at.  Gives a whole new meaning to the term "shake, rattle and roll".  I can get done in an hour plus what used to be a 4 hour lawn as long as my kidneys can take it.

using it is like going to the go cart track and is more fun then the ole pull forward, back up, pull forward to go around trees and stuff.

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 02:39:53 pm »
Cutting grass at 12mph is gettin' after it.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 03:23:51 pm »
Is waving from a zero turn like being a one legged man in a butt kicking contest?  Or a scuba diver with one flipper?
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 05:35:16 pm »
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Cutting grass at 12mph is gettin' after it.

Yes, sometimes I get off the mower and it seems like the ground is moving while I am standing still.  If I add the three acre field behind my house, I can get car sick, but I do get-r-done.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 06:56:11 pm »
Vick and I looked at one last year.I priced one at our local saw shop.They were dang close to lows and I wanted to support this business . My question to him was how do you have a beer and mow with this thing ? After a short demonstration we bought the mower. After all he is like most of us, you get home have a beer and mow grass. I love the dang thing. At her place in Brunswick Ga we went from 2 and one half hrs to I hr and 15 minutes.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 08:01:26 pm »
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Cutting grass at 12mph is gettin' after it.

Yes, sometimes I get off the mower and it seems like the ground is moving while I am standing still.  If I add the three acre field behind my house, I can get car sick, but I do get-r-done.
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Oh yeah. I used to cut grass for a living after college and have had 2 hydrostatic zt John Deere mowers since. After riding all day, yes--everything is still moving in the distance. Wierd.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 10:29:07 pm »
I went through two and a half big store mowers in about 15 years and I am not one of them 2nd or 3rd gear mowers.  Top speed all the time.  The ztr is an unbelieveable time saver compared to my old riders in high gear.
It is rough but worth it.  I can't believe it took me so long to figure that out.
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Ps It does seem like it is a gas hog compared to the riders and amount of ground mowed.  I might have a leak at the carb though.

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 11:06:59 pm »
I've thought the same thing about mine. It does burn through a gallon of gas quickly but if you compare that to the amount of work it is doing, it probably isn't worse than other riders.

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2017, 07:23:17 am »
I put a Ferris in a pond one time when one of the steering sticks snapped off.
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2017, 07:40:31 am »
Cowboy Bob has a Woods mower, and unless he is pulling 7 G's on the turns, he ain't happy.  I refuse to watch.   :D

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2017, 08:17:16 am »
I went out to buy a ZT and the dealer talked me out of it because my yard has a steep hill with a pond at the bottom.  :o
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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 09:36:48 am »
Our old landlord had a zt, I don't recall the brand but had never heard of it before.  Built like a tank, way over powered, and yes, you can mow at 12 mph  ;D.

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Re: waving from a ZT mower
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 09:43:41 am »
I went out to buy a ZT and the dealer talked me out of it because my yard has a steep hill with a pond at the bottom.  :o

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