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TIME TO MOW THE LAWN

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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,398
    Nice Darwin!

    I grew up in VT with a big yard as well and don't miss the mowing associated with that.
    Your yard is big!
    So I've been told! How did you know I nicknamed it "yard"?  B)

    So, it's 2.75 acres minus the house/garage and the pool/deck. When we moved in, we had a 42" 17hp riding lawnmower. Quickest we could get it done was about 2 hours and 50 minutes. Then we upgraded to the 54" zero turn husqvarna and I could get it done in as little as an hour and thirty five minutes. Today, I took the 60" out (my 2nd time using it) and got it done in 1 hour and 4 minutes! I couldn't believe that.

    But you're right, there is a lot that goes into all of that. The weed eating, weed pulling, keeping up with the tree trimming, fertilizing, etc... But, it's my happy place. Beats sitting in front of the tv and playing on my phone. It helps that I've been in super "honey-do" mode lately. I suppose that's about the lone perk of the pandemic.
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    edited June 2020
    We had two + acres in VT but there were so many different ways the land made it difficult.  We had about two hours of push mowing and 1.5 hrs riding.
    Sucked for us 

    (We had a standard riding mower, a Craftsman, that pretty much broke down with regularity.  Got pretty proficient at fixing the busted deck parts.)
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    Great looking backdrop...but what the hell do you city slickers do with such a small "lawnmower"?

    We got a zero turn 54" Husqvarna from Lowes 3 years ago. In 3 years and 1 month, I put 443 hours on it and began having problems with the hydrostatic transmission. As I learned, these are sealed units and unable to be worked on. New part alone was $800 plus labor. Repair shops told me to just get a new mower. That was an expensive 3 year rental! Now, it is a 60" Gravely. 

    @The Juggler @F Me In The Brain Nice looking spaces 



    Look at those lines! Beautiful work!
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,398
    Great looking backdrop...but what the hell do you city slickers do with such a small "lawnmower"?

    We got a zero turn 54" Husqvarna from Lowes 3 years ago. In 3 years and 1 month, I put 443 hours on it and began having problems with the hydrostatic transmission. As I learned, these are sealed units and unable to be worked on. New part alone was $800 plus labor. Repair shops told me to just get a new mower. That was an expensive 3 year rental! Now, it is a 60" Gravely. 

    @The Juggler @F Me In The Brain Nice looking spaces 



    Look at those lines! Beautiful work!
    Yard porn! :rofl:

    Finally got rain a few days back. It was getting a little dicey!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    edited March 29
    What kind of mowers are you kind folks working with? I AM IN THE MARKET
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  • FiveBelowFiveBelow Lubbock, TXPosts: 774
    What kind of mowers are you kind folks working with? I AM IN THE MARKET
    Honda is hard to beat when it comes to small engines. I have had one for the last 10 years that is still going strong and has only been serviced once. Just needed the carburetor cleaned, first pull every time.

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    My troy built has a honda engine I believe.

    I buy a new push every 4+ years.  They are cheap.

    Don't have a rider - seem to recall you have a good sized yard and a riding mower?
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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,834
    I have the smallest yard of all of you.  
    I pay to have it mowed.
    Yep.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    I use self propelled mowers. 

    I used to have a Honda and I loved the engine. The problem was it would always leave a strip of grass uncut.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,647
    Yeah I’m going to get landscaping company to do my yard starting this spring, my old ass 60 has had enough of doing it myself plus the landscapers are Spanish immigrants I’m glad some of my money will go to them for their service..
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    Great looking backdrop...but what the hell do you city slickers do with such a small "lawnmower"?

    We got a zero turn 54" Husqvarna from Lowes 3 years ago. In 3 years and 1 month, I put 443 hours on it and began having problems with the hydrostatic transmission. As I learned, these are sealed units and unable to be worked on. New part alone was $800 plus labor. Repair shops told me to just get a new mower. That was an expensive 3 year rental! Now, it is a 60" Gravely. 

    @The Juggler @F Me In The Brain Nice looking spaces 



    Look at those lines! Beautiful work!
    Yard porn! :rofl:

    mower porn, for the juggler.

    1200 bucks.


    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,813
    Put down my Scott's crab grass killer last week and will reapply in June. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    mcgruff10 said:
    Put down my Scott's crab grass killer last week and will reapply in June. 

    :how_interesting:

    :wink:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,468
    Crab grass all over. 
    Looks like crap.
    I could use one of them there fancy pushers like the wobster has.  ;)
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    Wobbie said:
    Great looking backdrop...but what the hell do you city slickers do with such a small "lawnmower"?

    We got a zero turn 54" Husqvarna from Lowes 3 years ago. In 3 years and 1 month, I put 443 hours on it and began having problems with the hydrostatic transmission. As I learned, these are sealed units and unable to be worked on. New part alone was $800 plus labor. Repair shops told me to just get a new mower. That was an expensive 3 year rental! Now, it is a 60" Gravely. 

    @The Juggler @F Me In The Brain Nice looking spaces 



    Look at those lines! Beautiful work!
    Yard porn! :rofl:

    mower porn, for the juggler.

    1200 bucks.


    That isn't the HRC216HDA, is it?
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    HRC216, yes. not sure about the HDA.

    heavy duty action?
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,725
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    Wobbie said:
    HRC216, yes. not sure about the HDA.

    heavy duty action?
    Not that heavy duty.


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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    edited March 30

    Thinking of this one, the HRX217VKA


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,824
    Lawn?  What's a lawn?  :lol: 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    Funny that on a message board for a formerly angry grunge band, we’re talking lawn mowers.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,813
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • That's really funny that you folk are into lawnmowers.  Unfortunately I ran over the cable so this time we have a lawnmower which doesnt need electricity.
  • Wobbie said:
    Funny that on a message board for a formerly angry grunge band, we’re talking lawn mowers.
    Exactly
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 8,203
    Your personnel grooming habits should remain private...just sayin’
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 
    I have heard they make good products. 
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  • mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 
    I have heard they make good products. 
    I like leaf blowers, that's not a euphemism is it?
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,456
    mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 
    I have heard they make good products. 
    I like leaf blowers, that's not a euphemism is it?
    what's a euphemism?
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,542
    mcgruff10 said:
    I live in an apartment so no need for one but i keep seeing commercials for the Ego Lawnmower. Looks ok not sure how it is though.
    I have an ego leaf blower and weed wacker, both work great.   I was tired of mixing gas/oil. 

    call it a “string trimmer.” more professional.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,552
    Mowers and mowing...pain in the ass.  Can't even eat grass.
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