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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:06 PM

When Irene came through, the ponds flooded like mad and the neighbors dam breached. When it breached it cut off access to part of her lawn. Since you couldn't get to it, it could not be mowed. I made a path through the woods so I could get over there to mow it.

I used the '75 with the 3pt york rake to make the path. In the background the waterfall is the beach. The left side of the breach was the side that you couldn't get to. (I took this picture after I already mowed)
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It's not a perfectly manicured trail but its drivable. Its about 300 feet long.
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The 312-8 had turfs on it and I knew that I wouldn't make it with those tires. I have been wanting to put on a set of ATV tires that I have.They are almost new, they have one tractor pull and a poker run on them. The best part, they were already mounted on wheels! The wheels are yellow, though. I mowed my lawn after the part of my neighbors with these tires and they are much better then the turfs so I think I will paint the wheels some time this week and leave them on there. The tires in the background are the ones that came off.
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Since the deck for this tractor comes off so easy I took it off and brought it over in my trailer so I wouldn't risk bending it. I got the tractor nice and dirty after driving down my new path!
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Here is a picture of the WH with the '71 after I finished mowing. The grass was over the hood of the '75. I cut it three times! LOL! I did it once with the deck all the way up, then with the deck lowed at the highest cut setting, then at my normal cut setting. There is the breach again and they are parked on the portion I had to mow.
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:19 PM

Ryan the area you live is just gorgeous !!!! Sure your neighbor is glad to have you around , Al

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:29 PM

Nice job Ryan. As Al said I bet your Neighbor is glad to have you around, we sure are proud of you.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Ryan ,What a wonderful job you did for your neighbors. I know they are very happy to have you around there.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:46 PM

Great job getting it done, Ryan. It looks great! You went beyond the call to duty here. But you were able to accomplish what a lot of folks would have passed on. You are an awesome young man!

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Sounds like enjoyable seat time. It looks like it turned out good from being that tall. I always dreaded mowing tall grass, but it seems you have it figured out how to do it easy. I'm sure your neighbor was happy to see you get it done.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Great job Ryan!! Your neighbor must love you!! :thumbs:

That was a great read to, and I love how you take the time to take pictures along the way. And yes we are all proud of you! Your a great person and a huge asset to the forum as well! Keep up the good work.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Great job Ryan!! Your neighbor must love you!! :thumbs:

That was a great read to, and I love how you take the time to take pictures along the way. And yes we are all proud of you! Your a great person and a huge asset to the forum as well! Keep up the good work.

Well said chris
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Posted June 03, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Such a nice looking place and now it's all mowed thanks to you Ryan. You did a great job and I know your neighbor is very happy.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ryan the area you live is just gorgeous !!!! Sure your neighbor is glad to have you around , Al


I agree.The area you mowed would be an awesome setting for a camp site!
Most of the younger croud would've said heck with that.Thats to much like work.You're not afraid to get your hands dirty.
I bet your parents are proud of you.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Well done, Ryan.

It's good to see the younger set following in the footsteps of their forefathers. Neighbors helping neighbors just because it's the right thing to do is one of the things that helped make this country great. It seems like there are fewer and fewer people willing to do that these days.

Life is good when you can do a good deed and have fun doing it.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Ryan, great neighbor. Good job mowing. That's a very nice looking area. Great photographs too.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:16 PM

I almost got those same ATV tires, how do you like them?

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Thanks everybody! I was happy to do it. Unforunetly, she has not been able to see it. She is 82 and stated having health problems about 3 weeks ago. Im not going to get into it right now on this 100% public section of the forum. I will say that she fell when she was in the hospital and since she lives alone they want to put her in a nursing home now. Another neighbor went to see her yesterday and told her and he said she was very happy that I was able to cut it.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Kudos to you Ryan! That was a very generous thing to do. If there were more young folks like yourself out there, this world would be a much better place to live! Keep up the great neighborly behavior and maybe a few more will follow your lead! Sorry to hear about the neighbor's health troubles too.




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