Bought a house with a half an acre, which was quite a step up from my postage stamp of property before with .13 acres.
Well I now rent out the postage stamp to an elderly couple who love it. They had an old riding mower that was obviously not needed. The guy sold it to me for $125. Its nothing pretty. He gave it a Dale Earndheart (not sure I spelled it correctly) paint job, and kept it running very well.
Well, I am new to lawn maintenance. I used a reel mower for the small patches of yard I previously had, never needed a weed whacker, it was awesome.
Now I moved to a property with just over half an acre, and it is slopey. Using my father in laws push mower proved to be quite the task because of the terrain. So I scooped up the rider quickly.
The rear tires hold air for about a week, so I just fill them with air before I use the mower, the blades could use a sharpening, but it does the job.
I have a 13AL667F118 Yard Machines. 38" 12.5hp. Not bad for my first mower. I was told that the engine in this is a great engine, and will run forever. Rarely smokes, only when its been over a week since I have turned it on.
Should I bother looking for an attachment for snow removal? such as a plow, or thrower? Or is it not powerful enough? I used to plow my driveway in Michigan with a plow on an ATV.
Second question, I am not a small guy, but not overly huge either. I'm 6'2" and heavy. How steep of a hill is too steep? There is one I have not attempted because I am terrified of rolling something with spinning blades.