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mowing the lawn.
« on: May 07, 2017, 08:19:49 am »
Sure does smell good.  :)
The wife does most of ours. She loves to mow.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 08:24:20 am »
Just got a wiff  myself, beautiful morning here, wife does ours now as well, doc says no mowing, so I just maintain and watch.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 08:52:01 am »
Just dropped a new engine in ours, a B&S 19 horse vs the throw away Kohler that came on it. Sounds good but it'll have to wait, the log deck is full  ;D.

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 09:38:05 am »
Wife does most of ours as well, 3rd time was Friday and we had 3" of snow on it May first, go figure  ::).  We have a JD Lt 150 which I love but after owning it for a mowing or two I can see why none of them have hoods or grills left  :D.

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 12:42:37 pm »
I have to get fuel so I can mow today, I best get on it or I'll need a swather and baler with all the rain we have had.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 01:26:37 pm »
My rider is a John Deere 1023E with a 54" mower deck!

Fun to mow with, and being diesel it's very economical to operate!

My yard is about 1 1/2 acres, excluding the house, garage and pool!
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 04:24:50 pm »
Yeah.......we'll just wait till June when things actually start to grow...... :(   But go ahead and enjoy your fine climates.  :)
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 04:38:04 pm »
mowing once a week, DanG fertilizer.   :'(
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 04:52:53 pm »
They been mowing here, but I'm waiting at least another week. It's green but not tall. All I see is mower wheel tracks, not tall enough to cut in my opinion.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 05:01:42 pm »
I enjoy mowing, but I HATE working on mowers.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 06:36:52 pm »
Ha!  I'm taking a break from mowing.  Got over most of it the first time today.  Seedheads and all.

This spring I'm going through a used 3 point mower deck on the  back of a Kubota.  Put on a new belts and freed up the spindles.  Was excited how much I'd gotten done in 90 minutes, then thought how the old rider had never gone this long without slipping a belt breaking something. 

A few minutes later, I looked back to see the nut come off one of the spindles with grease/water bubbling up through the zerk.   :(  Back to the shop again.   ::)  Was time to put on the tiller anyway.   :D
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 06:52:02 pm »
I enjoy nothing about mowing.  An acre here, 7 acres at the Cabin, and then there is the bushhogging.   :-\
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 07:33:56 pm »
MM buy a dozer then you only have to mow 3 times a year spring summer and fall :)

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 09:25:41 pm »
Yeah, but with Sweetgum and Black Locust how many times would I have to dozer??   ???
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 06:46:47 am »
forgot you have all them weird trees down that way :)   hey maybe if you sprinkled grits around there roots it would kill them  :D :D

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 08:14:01 am »
Ain't wasting my Grits on no DanG Sweetgum tree!   :D
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 10:47:30 am »
   I don't know how all you guys get the wife to mow. Please send me your secrets. Mine figures mowing and weedeating are strictly my job.

   I have a White (MTD) brand from TSC with a 24 hp Koehler and a 54" deck. I am hard on it with all the exposed rocks and such I clip and I go through a lot of spindles and such. The last one I replaced I noticed the hole where the screw/bolt goes into the spindle was worn out. I had to shim it up with a couple of washers. That concerns me how long before I have to do some serious repair or replacement on it. The holes are right at a curved spot in the metal and looks to me like it will be hard to repair. We will see.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 12:08:00 pm »
mowing once a week, DanG fertilizer.   :'(

Don't fertilize.  I don't get why people water and fertilize the dad gum grass.  Keeps you out of the woods.

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 01:05:33 pm »
Don't some homeowners associations force you to keep a better looking lawn?  Like if you allow a bare spot or brown spot you get fined or something.  There is no way....NO WAY.... I could ever belong to one of those associations.

My brother belongs to one.  His own fault, he wants to live like a proper yuppie.  He told me he got turned in for parking his truck on the lawn next to the driveway for a few hours to make room for guests for a birthday party.  That kind of thing would cause the rest of the neighborhood to suddenly burn down if it was done to me.  smiley_devil smiley_furious
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2017, 01:50:19 pm »
Don't some homeowners associations force you to keep a better looking lawn?  Like if you allow a bare spot or brown spot you get fined or something.  There is no way....NO WAY.... I could ever belong to one of those associations.

My brother belongs to one.  His own fault, he wants to live like a proper yuppie.  He told me he got turned in for parking his truck on the lawn next to the driveway for a few hours to make room for guests for a birthday party.  That kind of thing would cause the rest of the neighborhood to suddenly burn down if it was done to me.  smiley_devil smiley_furious

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