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#16 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 08:06 PM

I don't really like the ztrs. havign to constantly keep both hands on the sticks would get old. My neighbor has one and I like to wave at him while he is mowing and watch him try to wave without spinning around.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 10:12 PM

I had a friend who had a Cub Cadet Monster and using it I noticed that it would not pivot on center. It didn't have enough flow to run one wheel forward and one backwards at the same time. Are all ZTRs like that?

I do not think they are all like that. BUT I think they can turn too fast, a too agressive or unsteady hand on the sticks can tear up the turf making the turns look like a skidloader has been doing the mowing. Or leaving burn patches on the turns.
Had I the funds for a dedicated mower I would have one. The idea of mowing my whole 9 acres in two hours or less apeals to me.
However as was mentioned they are a single dimentioned machine where a tractor will do a lot more chores. That makes it hard for me to justify one. At this time i can do more with the tractor. If I continue to break the place up into more patches it mightt get more justifiablle?? Right now the berry patches, garden patches and orchard are layed out so I have plenty of room for turns with the tractor or GT.s.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:31 PM

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:43 PM

After years of push mowers and lawn tractors I got myself a garden tractor. Then another. Then another. So I have 3 kicking around the house. Don't know why but I do. Yes I am addicted. So my wife tells me. Last fall my buddy who is a landscaper let me try his brand new Dixie Chopper. Comfort? Yup. Power? Yup. Cut like a hot knife through butter? Yup. Pricey? Very! Very nice but Im staying with my old school garden tractors.



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:14 PM

I'd be Bobcat all the way. Parker Pumps and Kawasaki engine.



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:55 AM

I'm surprised so many homeowners buy 'em.   Seems awfully pricey for a one trick pony.  



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:03 AM

   Seems awfully pricey for a one trick pony.  

 

After many years, I have come to the same conclusion regarding my wife.



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:49 PM

I considered a zero turn a few years ago...but decided to by my X475. I wanted a tractor!

 

I cant believe that I gave you guys such a good straight line and Nobody zinged me for it!

 

After posting , I thought someone will ask , why, if I wanted a tractor , I bought green! :D



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:59 PM

I cant believe that I gave you guys such a good straight line and Nobody zinged me for it!

 

After posting , I thought someone will ask , why, if I wanted a tractor , I bought green! :D

 

If God had meant tractors to be any other color than green, He'd have made lawns red, blue, orange, etc....

 

Tractors of any other color than green are the work of the devil!:D


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:13 PM

I'm surprised so many homeowners buy 'em.   Seems awfully pricey for a one trick pony.  

They are fast for homeowners with large lawns and no time to mow. Also, they are used by lawn care companies, therefore they would appear to be more professional.



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:27 PM

If God had meant tractors to be any other color than green, He'd have made lawns red, blue, orange, etc....

 

Tractors of any other color than green are the work of the devil! :D

Green lawn + green tractor= camouflaging due to embarrassment.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:39 AM

...and yellow wheels to blend in with the dandilions!



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:51 AM

I stay away from the green ones so I can see them out on the lawn! Guess I just like a little color in my surroundings!



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 09:28 AM

After many years, I have come to the same conclusion regarding my wife.

 

SOO............where'd you sleep last night !??    :D


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 08:12 PM

...and yellow wheels to blend in with the dandilions!

Before this morning I had exactly 7 dandlions.  I gave them a dose of Bayer and it wasn't "aspirin"!:D






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