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#1171 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 10:48 AM

I know where your coming from there Chuck. I hate soft maples in a yard. The roots are always above ground, they seem to divide into multiple trunks and they seem to be the first thing to go in a storm. I have two about 40 ft tall in my yard, multiple trunks and too close to the house that will need to be removed. I do have a lot of small volunteers in the garden and may transplant them out in the field as part of my windbreak, but don't want them in my yard.
Why is it that people never consider how big a tree will get when they plant it? I have the same issue on my old place and will be workig on that tomorrow. Will probably have about 5 loads of brush to burn. The stuff has to go before I tear the house down next month.

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 08:37 PM

JD, I live on a small residential lot. A trailer that big would be hard for me to get around. Plus to get to the front yard, I would have to go out my back gate, over two houses and down the street. Only about 10-12 feet between houses. I'll be happy with my 'little dump trailer' for now. If I need something bigger, I'll hook up the 5 1/2' x 8'.

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Posted July 16, 2011 - 01:12 PM

Posted Image Moved my tools and me to the back of the lot to finish the arbor

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Posted July 16, 2011 - 01:58 PM

Posted Image Moved my tools and me to the back of the lot to finish the arbor


Man what i'd give to see that green of landscape. We're in a horrible drought. The colors are yellow and balck from the grass fires... little patches of green here and there. That looks beautful

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Posted July 16, 2011 - 05:10 PM

We need the rain also!!!! have maby Had a shower here and there in the last 2 months the last one made the grass grow some

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Posted July 16, 2011 - 10:31 PM

So far this year, Amarillo has received 0.68 inch of rain compared to normal rainfall for the period of 7.8 inches.

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 01:46 AM

Should have posted this on Thursday when I actually did it, but better late than never. I used the Bolens 1000 and the tiller that came with it to do some weed control in the garden. Still need to remove some stones as time goes by and add some more topsoil.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 12:26 PM

IMG_0753.jpg Me my husky 359 and JD 212 Opening the woods tilling the garden and mowing. When I bought this house it was touched by the woods on three sides. I started pulling wood with my 86 Craftsman rig but it did not have the musscle or wieght. My JD has really made a difference.

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Mowed with the GT 5000 yesterday. Life had been getting in the way, the grass hasn't been cut in over 2 weeks. The part I cut looks like a hay field. Going to have to sweep the cut grass and then mow again to make it look decent.

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 01:50 PM

Did some dirt work with the Massey 1855's FEL today. HOT out!

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 09:57 AM

Mowed some grass on Friday with the GT 5000, that thing just frustrated me every time I mow with it. I don't think it has a good deck design, and struggles to cut when the grass is not thick like it was.

Gave up on the GT 5000 Saturday and mowed with the 53 Jubilee and the 6' woods finish mower. Then pulled the lawn sweeper around some until I got tired of it clogging.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 12:26 PM

Mowed the 7 agres of overgrowm cornfield yesterday, Dad came out about 10:00 and wanted to to know if he could help
I put him on the Murray while I took the bagger off the JD318. Dad mowed for about an hour and had to leave.
I finiished up about 5:45 considering the lunch breaks and such.
That stuff was about 30" tall and while it looks like crap it is down, anyway. Burned 5 gallons of gas.
not bad considering the Heat and humidity.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 01:20 PM

That's a bunch of mowing. Give that tractor a rest.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 10:11 AM

Friday I took the LGT 165 with me to pick up a huskee lawn tractor I am hoping to salvage the motor out of.
Saturday I mowed some with the GT 5000.
Sunday I used dad's zero turn to power through the grass. Then I got to use a borrowed Front end loader to move some large pieces off tree truck.
The kids both wanted rides so I had to agree.
Henry knew just what to do, when he got on my lap he grabbed the wheel with one hand and a bucket control lever with the other.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 05:50 PM

Chuck, isn't it great to share seat time? Glad you had a good weekend. Everything there looks so green and nice. Thanks for the pics.




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