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#1 jhn9840 ONLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 01:59 PM

Would any of you change the way you do your mowing? Just wondering what others were going to do. I got the same 2 acres to mow no matter what the price of gas is. Could do it every other week instead of every week but that would only make a lot more work especially in the early spring when it grows like wildfire.

About another six weeks in this area before it's time again. March came in like a lamb in this neck of the woods.

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Edited by jhn9840, March 01, 2011 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted March 01, 2011 - 02:10 PM

I stay behind as it is with mowing, so no changes here. Except I use diesel, so get more acreage per gallon.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 04:48 PM

well, I guess no matter what the price is I will still mow weekly.
You got to do what you got to do.
Not so much the tractors using gas as to the vehicles LOL

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Well, I've been thinking a lot about that and so I been Secretly Retooling My Fleet to keep the CO$T of Lawn Care Down.
Here's a sneak Preview...The one with the Mower Deck is my Heavy Duty Commercial Utility Mower, The one with the Baskets doubles as my New Pickup Truck!!!!!!!!
Just wonder If the Savings on Gas will Balance out with the COST of Preporation H and and Ben Gay ? I Doubt it!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 04:52 PM

Well, I've been thinking a lot about that and so I been Secretly Retooling My Fleet to keep the CO$T of Lawn Care Down.
Here's a sneak Preview...The one with the Mower Deck is my Heavy Duty Commercial Utility Mower, The one with the Baskets doubles as my New Pickup Truck!!!!!!!!
Just wonder If the Savings on Gas will Balance out with the COST of Preporation H and and Ben Gay ? I Doubt it!


looks like your all set :rofl2:

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 05:16 PM

Gas here is $1.20+ per Lt. that's about $4.85 for a US gal. Were already there.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Well, I've been thinking a lot about that and so I been Secretly Retooling My Fleet to keep the CO$T of Lawn Care Down.
Here's a sneak Preview...The one with the Mower Deck is my Heavy Duty Commercial Utility Mower, The one with the Baskets doubles as my New Pickup Truck!!!!!!!!
Just wonder If the Savings on Gas will Balance out with the COST of Preporation H and and Ben Gay ? I Doubt it!

Dang that looks like it will be cheap on gas, Maybe a two seater would help on Preporation H are at least be two not one hurting.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 05:17 PM

I think I'll be using a little less grass fertilizer.

Edited by Rickski, March 01, 2011 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted March 01, 2011 - 05:38 PM

I think I will use a disk. Just disk it once a month, that will cut down on mowing. The money I save will be put into a fund to buy enough gravel to completely cover the area by next year. Then, a good coat of surplus green paint and I'm good to go.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 07:36 PM

If gas gets to $5.00 a gallon I will still mow my yards the same way. I wouldn't skip any mowings because as much as my grass normally grows if I get behind it starts to clump up with the clippings and look like crap. I'd still want my place to look decent.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:17 PM

I have access to free atrazine and glyphosate so when I do my fencerows this year I may get a little carried away. I've threatened to quit mowing the hwy. right-o-way for years. Every fall MODOT comes by and puts fresh gravel along the edge of the pavement to build up the shoulders then first snow they cut it down with the wing blade and throw all that new gravel across the ditch to where I have a hard time mowing. If I had an industrial vacuum of some sorts I could easily regravel my drive every year with the waste just from in front of my place!

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:26 PM

We will have to keep mowing. If we let it get too far along, you just have to mow it high and then go back a second time and waste gas cutting it lower. Like Brian posted before, I'll be complaining more about putting gas in the car to go to work so I can make money to buy more gas to go to work,to make money to buy more gas to go to work. It'll be like a dog chasing it's tail.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:46 PM

The only changes i will see is a lighter wallet. What do you do, gotta have gas.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:03 PM

Gas for mowing is a drop in a swimming pool compared to what fuel we use operating our dairy. If it gets to 4 or $5 or even more, it's gonna lay a huge hurting on us for sure. Already is fir that matter! We can usually increase crop with tillage, but the fuel is prohibitive, so we use no-till all the way.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:07 PM

I think I'll be using a little less grass fertilizer.



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