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#16 Husky OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:06 AM

When my grass is tall and I mow around my house, I'm forced to blow grass either onto my chain link fencing, or into my driveway. Both directions makes a mess, and looks terrible.  I generally choose the chain link fence to plaster grass on rather than my stone driveway.  With the reel mower it cuts the grass effortlessly and all the clippings drop behind the mower. No mess!! I did have to take it slow though, because if the reel mower gets bouncing alot, the cut quality gets worse. So I mowed in 1st most the time. I wouldn't mow my whole yard(1.8 acres) with it, but for around my house, garage, and landscaping it does great.

That is good to know. I think mine would be fun to use. I would use it when the grass is not too long. I may get that thing into the garage and do some work on it. How hard is it to get it adjusted and sharpened? I've heard that it can be a real pain to get them adjusted and sharpened properly.



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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:14 AM

That is good to know. I think mine would be fun to use. I would use it when the grass is not too long. I may get that thing into the garage and do some work on it. How hard is it to get it adjusted and sharpened? I've heard that it can be a real pain to get them adjusted and sharpened properly.

I can't really answer that question for you. I tried mine out, and it seems to mow good, so I just greased everything, and lubed the chain and put the reel mower to work. Brian did explain that they can be sharpened using lapping compound, or another guy I spoke with bought a sharpening machine from a golf course and said he could do it for me if I had any issues.  Hopefully someone else with more experience on the setup and sharpening will chime in and teach us both something.


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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for that info. Here's a picture of mine. It's in pretty decent shape.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Looks really clean, nice piece Husky.  Does yours have the wood rollers on the back?? I can't tell from the picture.



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Posted April 26, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Looks really clean, nice piece Husky.  Does yours have the wood rollers on the back?? I can't tell from the picture.

Yes wood rollers that need to be replaced. I can probably find some on line somewhere.



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Posted April 26, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Really impressed with the cutting quality on your cylinder mower. I would love to get one for my 600 or 800 one day.

Thanks for posting and good to see your 600 up and running too.

Mine is soon going to be imported from Ohio to the UK.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Really impressed with the cutting quality on your cylinder mower. I would love to get one for my 600 or 800 one day.

Thanks for posting and good to see your 600 up and running too.

Mine is soon going to be imported from Ohio to the UK.

Wow, that's a long trip! But these are great little tractors.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 03:49 PM

It is a lovely little thing and all original. Here's a photo of it.

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Posted April 26, 2016 - 04:56 PM

Very nice, that's why I bought mine, because it was original and 1 owner. You'll enjoy that tractor.
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