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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    I hate grass.

    Having a larger corner lot and being a renter means I have too much of it.

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    I have had a JD 110 riding mower for 10 years. No problems other than the boys either A) trying to sink it in a pond and B) bending the mower deck by running into something. The first problem was solved with lots of sweat and swearing and the latter with a 5lb mallet. So I would recommend John Deere but not having my boys do lawn work for you.
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    I have a Toro recycler 22" and a B&D 18v trimmer that I only really use to trim the grass in the drainage ditch. If only my lot were flatter, I would get a rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I live in an apartment. I have a yard crew who arrive magically every Wednesday morning at 8am. They make a lot of noise and then go away at about 11 am.
    About the same here, except I live in a condo and the crew comes at lunch time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Good thing the tractor came with a beer cup holder
    Bet the snowblower came with one too, eh?

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    Snow blowers don't come with a beer holder, it's a hot rum holder.

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    Why do y'all keep talking about snow? There's none of that stuff around here.
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    My house sits on a hillside. Any motorized equipment would tumble 150 feet to the bottom of my property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    My house sits on a hillside. Any motorized equipment would tumble 150 feet to the bottom of my property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    For smaller lawns, there's nothing better than a push reel mower. They do a great job.
    Are you sure?

    (Rambo mowing service)
    Last edited by erig007; 09-23-13 at 04:29 PM.

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    Guess this thread is my time to shine...
    '53 I think Masi Ferguson with the hydraulic rear lift, set up with a fork lift configuration right now.
    Early 80's small kubota tractor PTO of course...
    Midsized Yanmar tractor (grey market...) PTO on the back, front end loader up front.
    There's the LT1000 Craftmen mower and the newer "Tim Taylor: more power" 42" deck Craftsmen mower...
    Got a trail boss ATV with trailer of course..
    And last but not least the Work F-150
    Oh and we're in the market for a dump truck.

    I'm not even going to touch PTO attachments, handle tools, or utility bicycles.
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    Old Honda lawnmower for the main part of the yard.
    Black & Decker 18v weed trimmer for the edges and borders. Also gives me a good reason to meander over and flirt with my neighbor.
    Machete (aka Zombie Killa') for the branches and small trees along the fenceline. Keeps me in shape for the zombie apocalypse.
    Sears shovel to fill in the holes that Blinky the Infamous Miniature Pinscher digs up all over the backyard.
    I love pho long time.

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    Two grass-fed mutts. They're half Holstein.

    What the dogs don't eat, my POS Weedeater-brand mower tries to knock down. I have toyed with the idea of a reel type mower. And my new home's yard is less lumpy than the last one. So it's a thought. I would need to get past that 16-18" width of reels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    Are you sure that's not a snowblower ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I hate grass.

    Having a larger corner lot and being a renter means I have too much of it.
    When I was a kid, one house we rented was on a corner lot. My brother and I were supposed to mow the lawn, half of it each. My brother never seemed to get around to it. So I'd mow alternating halves each week. The most fun part was that there was a large grapefruit tree on the lot. No one at the house ate grapefruit, so I got to mow them
    Last edited by Artkansas; 09-24-13 at 07:56 PM.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Maintaining the yard takes up much of my free time. I really enjoy working in the yard.

    One Earthway C22HD walk behind spreader. The pre-emergent herbicides and the slow release fertilizers I use are granular.

    Two garden pull carts and one wheel barrow.

    I use three SPSystems 1 professional backpack sprayers. One each for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. The main yard is St. Augustine where fungus and insects, mainly chinch bugs, are a big problem.

    There are three Echo hedge clippers. One with a long reach extension for trimming bamboo hedges. One has an extended blade for trimming Asiatic jasmine ground-cover and the other is just a normal length trimmer. Two Safe Tec X-Decks...very useful for safely trimming high hedges.

    http://xdeck.com/

    One Echo string trimmer and an Echo blade edger. Two Echo leaf blowers and one Echo Mulch-n-Vac.

    One spike aerator - brand unknown. Weighed down with an extra ~100 pounds. I use my brother-in-laws riding mower to pull it around.

    One John Deere JX75 steel deck push mower & one Honda HXD push mower.

    An assortment of manual hedge clippers, pruners, razor saws and lopping shears.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by erig007 View Post
    I think that's a snowblower.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erig007 View Post
    Are you sure?

    (Rambo mowing service)
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    (sorry for the thread derail)

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    My idea of using yard equipment is to send the hubby outside....... seriously, tho, JD riding mower, Husqvarna rototiller, stihl trimmers, weed blower & saws. BushMaster 8 foot plow attachment for the tractor (gotta plow the STATE ROAD before the state trucks will cinder it), and whatever the hell else hubby spends my money on and hides in his garage.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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