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#1 cttandy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 12, 2017 - 05:27 PM

Keyboard is broken on my laptop. I have a replacement ordered. For now, this video will say more then I can type. Please understand the video this video wasn't intended for the knowledgable GT members.


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Posted July 12, 2017 - 05:50 PM

I didn't realize it had turning brakes on it. 


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Posted July 12, 2017 - 06:17 PM

My gut told me this was an early model. That's why I drug it home. Turns out, it's the first year.
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Posted July 12, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hope it works out for you!


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Posted July 13, 2017 - 01:25 PM

I had planned to work on the little bugger today. It is currently 100 outside. Guess it will wait for another day.


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Posted July 13, 2017 - 06:53 PM

I had planned to work on the little bugger today. It is currently 100 outside. Guess it will wait for another day.

Yeah, with the heat index it is 100*F here too....I mowed (rider) but then used the weed eater for about 30 minutes then push mowed for about 20 minutes...I am pretty much beat for the rest of the night! 


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Posted July 13, 2017 - 09:45 PM

Yeah, with the heat index it is 100*F here too....I mowed (rider) but then used the weed eater for about 30 minutes then push mowed for about 20 minutes...I am pretty much beat for the rest of the night! 

No doubt.

I did finally get my new keyboard in the mail. I also got it installed. Boy, oh boy, it is nice to be able to type again. Strangely, the laptop seems to be working faster. Almost seems it might have had a short.
 

If this big camera job doesn't come through tomorrow, I might run out to my storage building and hunt for tarps. Maybe I can setup some sort of cover to work under. Just stepping into the shade feels 20 degrees cooler.


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 09:58 PM

I've mowed my yard with a '67 starter/generator equipped 424 for many years.  You probably won't like it if you have a big yard.  They only have 4 speeds...

 

4: kinda slow

3: much too slow

2: why bother slow

1: WTF?  mark the tire with a piece of chalk so you can come back in half an hour to see if it moved.

 

I only like it because I just mow right around the house with it.  I use it as a trim mower - where most people would use a push mower. 

The 6 foot cut mower on the tractor does the big parts of the yard.

 

Put a boat seat on mine.

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 08:16 PM

I've mowed my yard with a '67 starter/generator equipped 424 for many years.  You probably won't like it if you have a big yard.  They only have 4 speeds...

 

4: kinda slow

3: much too slow

2: why bother slow

1: WTF?  mark the tire with a piece of chalk so you can come back in half an hour to see if it moved.

 

I only like it because I just mow right around the house with it.  I use it as a trim mower - where most people would use a push mower. 

The 6 foot cut mower on the tractor does the big parts of the yard.

 

Put a boat seat on mine.

I am not really worried with speed. Everyone tells me I mow too slow anyway. I have around 2.5 acres of old cow pasture. If I went over it very fast I would bruise my kidneys. If it will go at a walking pace, I am happy. Since I don't mow the yard very short, I could always put a taller tire on it for more speed.


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Posted July 15, 2017 - 09:45 PM

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My little slice of heaven. The red outline is my property boundary. The orange circle is a drepression of some sort, that I need to deal with at some point. The white line is the water line for the next city over, which will be put in later this year.


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Posted July 15, 2017 - 10:16 PM

With 2.5 acres and a 400 series Gravely, you now have a full time job.  [kidding of course]

Taller tires won't clear the mower deck.

Best of luck.  :wave:


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Posted July 20, 2017 - 03:43 PM






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