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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:08 PM

We're going to be away for the long weekend.  Lawn needed mowed today and if it didn't get done today or tomorrow it was going to end up waiting until next week.  Problem is weatherman was forecasting better than 50% chance of thunderstorms this evening and tomorrow.

 

This afternoon the clouds were building and I decided to play hooky from work.  Raced home and mowed the lawn.  Instead of putting the new Simplicity ZTR back in the shed I put it in garage because it's due for it's initial oil change.  Raced back to work by which time there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

 

Got home to change the oil and realized I forgot to bring the filter wrench home from the shop.  This was not the bonehead move because with some improvising and professional grade profanity I was able to get the filter off and the oil changed.

 

I drove the mower around back and put it in the shed.  As I was walking to the house I noticed how uneven the grass looked - just like it looks when it needs mowing.  I couldn't figure out how the lawn grew so much in just a couple hours.

 

As I put the wife's car in the garage (the mower had been in her spot) it occurred to me:  In my rush I'd mowed the back yard with the deck in the transport position.  I went back and re-did it with the deck lowered and it looks much nicer now. :wallbanging:


Edited by MiCarl, May 26, 2016 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:53 PM

What is that old saying/  something like "The hurrier I go the be hinder I get". 


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:57 PM

And still no pics of the new ztr....should I move the one(?) pic you posted of it so far over to this thread?

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:13 PM

The old saying slow down and go faster applies here. 



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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:38 PM

Com'on! You just wanted an excuse to mow some more.



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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:51 PM

At least I remembered to engage the blades......

 

 

In my own defense - the old lawn tractor mowed 3" with the deck fully raised.  The only time I ever lowered it were for the first and last mows of the season.



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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:51 PM

I think we have all done that at one time or another. I did the same thing for a different reason this evening. Have not had a running mower for a few weeks and my grass was about 1 1/2 ft high.
Tried to buy 3 different used John Deere mowers from the dealer. He did not have them in his stock and was trying to get them from other affiliated stores. ! got demolished in the shop? 1 was a 2015 x300, but they did not put in the description that the deck had been warped/pranged and needed replaced.
He brought out a 2016 D130 to demo, and said this will never hold up on your hills.
Then he said I have a 2013 cadet LXT1054 with 140 hrs on it I can give you a great deal on.
I went over and looked at it and he delivered it about 6:00 this evening so I mowed with it set as high as I could get it till it started raining.

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 06:32 AM

And still no pics of the new ztr....should I move the one(?) pic you posted of it so far over to this thread?

 

I didn't want to post more because it was new and you can see virgins on the Simplicity web site.  Here she is with some experience.

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 07:11 AM

i'm in that bonehead class myself...did the same thing just yesterday...mowed back and forth at least 4 times before i i saw the grass didnt look like it was cut at all...it sure does help mowing with the mower deck down...it wouldn't be all that bad but my yard is just about a 100 yards long so 400 yards before I knew it...I may be at the head of the class in the bonehead division....lol



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Posted May 27, 2016 - 07:25 AM

They do seem to mow better in the 'cut' position instead of transport.






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