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#16 Jazz ONLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 01:22 PM

I have until May or later before I have to put mower deck back on the MIGHTY SS16. I cut my grass to keep the black flies and mosquitos at bay. Any areas I can't get to with the tractor don't get cut. When I got tractor a couple poorly located flower beds got mowed down. Gardening is not my forte'


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 01:30 PM

I have been using a High Wheel push mower for the last decade , A patched up murray that has never failed to start .

This year I hope to be using my- NOS DB model 36 :D

With 'Power to Spare' :smilewink:

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 01:39 PM

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 03:02 PM

The Ford 195 LGT; 60" deck. Great for the wide open areas of the yard. Needs a country mile to turn around. Turns a lot sharper one way than the other. Plan accordingly. Can do the 1 1/2 acres in a little over an hour. Finally found new blades for it; bought 2 sets. 


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 03:42 PM

been using a JD LX255  42 inch deck for the last 5 years , bought it used from a neighbor that was moving  and i have to say it does a great job mowing . For trimming I have two , an early  1980's mtd 18 inch deck which still runs strong and a 22 inch Toro GTS self propelled for those days when my back doesn't work like it should


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 03:53 PM

30 year old snapper self propelled walk behind -- no I don't do it my son does it. Mower always starts --son takes longer to start.


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 04:42 PM

I am in the same position as Old Deeres with regards to trees, gates and other obstacles to mow around. I have gone through a couple older , used stamped steel box store machines since we bought this place in 2008. I now am cutting with a Bolens 1054 with a 3 blade 38" deck. The other machines had 38" decks as well, but only 2 blades. If I let the grass go too long between cuttings, they would leave a small strip where the blades did not meet. I can cut at a higher rate of speed with the Bolens, I get a better looking cut and I don't have to make extra passes to cut all the little "mohawks" the old machines would leave. The old machines did have a tighter turning radius than the Bolens, but I can live with that. It will likely be a month or so before I have to put the mower deck back on it.

 

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 05:18 PM

1975 Simplicity 7010, love the way it cuts.


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 05:25 PM

Whichever one starts that day...
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 05:49 PM

My JD 316K with the 46 deck for smaller areas, big areas get the 420 with the 60" deck. Can't beat the tight power steering on the 420.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Have Wife and JD L130 for most times. I do get out my SnapperKing if I have deck on it and it is like a Cadillac with power steering and hydro and nice, but kinda big for most of yard areas.  There are times I've had others out, more to just see if they mow, but usually sell those. Rest of tractors are worthless, no mowers, some with drag boxes, or just look pretty!! :smilewink:


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:28 PM

I am mowing 2 1/2 acres so I have a Toro Z Master. It gets the job done fast. 


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:41 PM

Simplicity Zero Turn, bought it new in 2014 ,it has 4 corner coil overs , nice comfortable ride , cut almost an hour off mowing time , so much nicer getting around all the trees. I really like it

Some pics of the day I got it and it's maiden voyage

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:44 PM

I use all vintage stuff for my lawn, I really like the Estate Keepers to mow

 

 

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Great question, I've been itching to get my mowing machine serviced and ready to go. Mine is an Exmark zero turn. I can knock down 3 acres of yard in a little over an hour and a half at full travel speed, but I don't usually operate that fast because it makes everything hurt by the time I'm done. I've upgraded over the years as it used to take over 4 hours to mow with my old MTD.


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