What do you cut grass with?
Posted March 23, 2016 - 09:57 AM
So several of the tractors got a chance to cut some grass and awake from the winter slumber.
Going from seat to seat to seat gave me chance to compare......
For cutting the YARD (true grass that we want to look good, lol) I think my old faithful Deere LX173 has the best cut and easiest to use of what I have. It's just a lawn tractor with a 38 inch deck, but turns quick, doesn't scalp, good on fuel, etc.
The 2320 wont fit in the yard, because of the ROPS (low trees), and its too big anyway. The Ford LGT does good utility work (probably second best in the yard) but the quality of cut is not as good (but its much better in the field with the bigger deck). My Deere 110 cuts good, but it doesn't turn very sharp - end up having to 3 point sharp turns. etc......
I eventually want to get a zero turn for the yard section of the property, but to many other things in line in front of it at the moment...
So what's your FAVORITE mowing machine?
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 10:07 AM
My 1970 Jacobson LT 750. Great little tractor; just don't make them like they used to. Everything is built well and has the nice smooth mechanical feel not the little electric switches everywhere. Barely hit the starter button and that old Briggs is going.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 10:22 AM
I want to try my new john deere 300 this year though... Should be a better cut!
Posted March 23, 2016 - 10:46 AM
1 of 4 Push mowers for now till I get a deck for the old Sears SS14.Takes me a couple of hours to mow but I really don't mind it unless my back is acting up.Gets me out of the house.
I'm looking at a couple riders up the road that I might be able to get really cheap but there nothing special.Sold my good riding mower to my brother cheap when he needed 1.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM
I'm actually planning my first mow of the season for when I get home this evening. Up until last year, I sat back and watched the oldest daughter mow with her lawn maintenance crew. Her husband passed away last Spring, and I had to take back over the mowing with our old 1980 John Deere 216 and 48" deck. Did a great job, even though it had been a decade since it was last started (still using a now 12 year-old battery). About 2.5 acres with little flat land. Last Fall I bought a 640 hour JD 345 with 54" deck for mowing, and have retired the 216 to tilling duty. The 345 is so much faster, easier, has better traction, and easier to drive. Saves time I can use for motorcycle riding!
I still have to use a self-propelled on the front yard which is pretty small, steep, and the wife gets upset when I accidentally mow her flower beds she has strewn all over it. It is heavily shaded and is mainly moss, now. Hey! moss is green and plush and needs so little care - why can't I let it all go to moss?
Edited by pidjones, March 23, 2016 - 11:06 AM.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:19 AM
My favorite one .???? I don't know ! They all have their goods and bads.
Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:24 AM
The past 19 summers I've mowed with a Craftsman lawn tractor with 46" mulching deck. It's been patched together more times than I can count.
Over the winter I adapted a 48" Deere deck to my Speedex. Hope it works OK and I can never get on that Craftsman again.
Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:27 AM
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:29 AM
Usually mow with my dad's red Cub Cadet 782, or one of my push mowers.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 11:34 AM
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