I would not loan out my tractors to just anyone, but if my neighbor needed one I would ask witch one. This is the neighbor across the street from me, we are as much friends as we are neighbors.
That's great you have that kind of a relationship with your neighbor, John! The ones that haven't mowed at all yet moved in sometime last fall to winter. They stay to themselves, never see activity besides vehicles have been moved around. The lady that lives to my east is real nice and if she needed it, I'd mow for her but she does a good job anyway. Her brother lives across the street to the south and their elderly parents are on the acre west of his.
I go thru that.
Had to attend a MA meeting last night!
MA---LOL! Hope you fall off the wagon and get to mow again soon!
Yeah spending the day with him was good. Mowing can wait a day. Mondays are my normal mowing days but I had to skip a couple! I have often wondered what using a 12H is like! The vari speed is very smooth on a G if your clutch foot is smooth but I bet that hydro is almost effortless!
A well adjusted 12hydro is such a pleasure to drive. I've used both to mow around my yard. The hydro excels at gliding to a stop, reversing, and pulling away again. My 12 G always seems to jerk a bit when it starts. I love to mow with the hydros and plow with the geared one
That makes sense Howard, how you use the two types of tractors. At one time I was wondering why my left leg would hurt for a couple days a week during the summer and it dawned on me about the effort required to push the vari-speed clutch pedal was probably it. I have to change directions a lot, and I monitor speed a lot too with it. The spring was adjusted all the way out to it's weakest position but was still brutal. I put a heavy "s" hook on it to reduce the effort and it has worked well. No more leg pain in the days after mowing or pushing snow. I too have a bit of a jerk letting out the pedal but every now and then I seem to have the foot finesse to release the pedal easy enough to have no jerk.