I hate grass.
Having a larger corner lot and being a renter means I have too much of it.
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.
Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.
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.
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III
Snow blowers don't come with a beer holder, it's a hot rum holder.
Why do y'all keep talking about snow? There's none of that stuff around here.
My house sits on a hillside. Any motorized equipment would tumble 150 feet to the bottom of my property.
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.
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by KShep; 09-25-13 at 08:29 AM.
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2011 Trek 7.9 FX
1990 Trek 970 Hardtail
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.