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Offline WV Sawmiller

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2017, 08:52:43 am »
   When I first moved to WV I seriously considered posting a sign "Anyone caught stealing the rocks or multi-flora roses will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law". I was hoping people would think they were valuable and might come take them.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2017, 10:55:43 am »
It would have worked around here.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2017, 03:23:16 pm »
Can I add muskthisle, erc seedlings, and leafy spurge to that sign?

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2017, 07:35:27 pm »
do they make steel spindle housing for the mower decks these potmetal ones suck every time I hit something they brake the last time 2 days ago it was a soft ball put the blade through the deck shredded the belt bent the blade  I think I'm going to try to make something different for it they bang me 60 $ a pop for them I think they are making a 55$ profit cause they are junk

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2017, 02:12:55 pm »
check on amazon. I bought 3 replacement spindles and blades for somewhere around $125.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2017, 02:32:10 pm »
Seems like I remember Oregon selling upgraded replacement spindles...
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2017, 07:53:48 pm »
Seems like I remember Oregon selling upgraded replacement spindles...
they are the ones I got but still pot metal  I think that's what its called regardless its junk  ;D

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2017, 10:25:03 am »
Nuts.  I'm out of suggestions then...
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2017, 10:51:41 pm »
The blade spindles are designed to be sacrificed, they prevent major breakage or injury and are a good money maker. The machine is a grass cutter, not a brush hog or scarifier. Quit trying to move rocks or stumps.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2017, 11:42:22 pm »
You mean I can't use it to mulch the sticks and debris in the yard? Why the heck did they sell me mulching blades?
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« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2017, 09:14:59 pm »
It depends on the size of the sticks and debris. Leaves and small twigs are not going to break the spindle housings, stumps the size of broomsticks and rocks will. Mulching blades are designed to cut grass into fine clippings and return them to the soil surface as mulch, they are not an alternative to bagging or raking a coarse lawn covered in debris.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2017, 02:10:03 am »
Uh, OK. Sometimes humor is hard to express in writing.  :D
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2017, 07:34:50 am »
The blade spindles are designed to be sacrificed, they prevent major breakage or injury and are a good money maker. The machine is a grass cutter, not a brush hog or scarifier. Quit trying to move rocks or stumps.
I did not hit any of them you mention I hit a soft ball  ;) :)

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« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2017, 08:57:25 am »
  Coxy, maybe you could try keeping the belt a bit looser so there is some slippage.
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« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2017, 07:32:02 pm »
that's a good thought  8)

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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2017, 09:34:28 pm »
I've had to replace a spindle from a blade being grossly off ballance, wasn't my mower and I wasn't cutting, but it was missing almost 2.5" from one side of the blade. The culprit is very hard on mowers, mows as fast as possible and sometimes may hit a stump or 5.
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Re: mowing the lawn.
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2017, 08:41:29 am »
Our growing season is here. I mow 4 yards [3 rentals]. My yard gets mowed twice a week  once the summer rains start which should be soon.
I like mowing, I hate weed whacking.

Speaking of HOA's there's one in Tampa that set up stop sign cameras. They fine you if you don't come to a complete stop.
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« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2017, 11:59:43 am »
Our niece got nailed by one installed by the county, $187 fine. She is not happy.
The weather has finally warmed up and the lawn is dry enough I can mow once a week. It is a lot easier especially with the push mower and the lawn looks a lot better, grass is taking over from the weeds.
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