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#1 uehs OFFLINE  


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Posted November 21, 2011 - 12:16 PM

We are seniors at Union Endicot HS in upstate New York. We are enrolled in a engineering design class. We needed to identify a problem that we experienced at one point or another and then develop a viable solution.

The reason for this survey is to gain a broader understanding of this problem. Each of us has encountered a problem with lawns getting scalped by our different riding tractors. The results from the survey (that is posted in a link just below) will determine how we will move on with our solution development.

If you have any questions or concerns you can email our teacher Dr. Tim Newton at tnewton(at symbol)uek12.org

Tthe survey is at:
Student Engineering Questionaire on Lawnmowers Survey

If the link does NOT work please copy and paste the following to the bar in your browser.

Thank you for your time!
~from the UE EDD team~

Edited by MH81, November 21, 2011 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for introducing yourselves, hope we can help with your project by some of our members taking the survey.

My lawn is looking forwards to your solution :D

Survey Taken

Edited by MH81, November 21, 2011 - 10:16 PM.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Yes, thanks for adding info about yourselves. I have already taken the survey myself.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 01:15 PM

Survey taken as well.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 01:39 PM

This may not help with your project but...

I worked as a Golf Course Equipment Manager from March 1993 until I retired on July 2nd, 2011. Maintaining the grass on a high end golf course is the most challenging turf maintenance application I know of other than doing so in a military cemetery

The turf maintenance original equipment manufactures solution to the scalping problem has been to use small cutting decks linked together and with either belt or hydraulic motor driven blades. The "Big Three" (Jacobsen, John Deere and Toro) all sell mowers with three to seven 22" to 27" cutting units for use on green and tee surrounds.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 03:43 PM

uehs,welcome to the forum.glad to have you with us.

Like has already been said,thanks for introducing yourself.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Thanks for the introduction uehs. I took the survey and I hope that it helps. I believe that a lot of other folks on here will be happy to help out too. Please get back to us when you come up with something!

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Survey taken.

It's good to see High school people identifying a mechanical issue and coming up with a solution. Let us know what you all come up with.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 09:47 PM

Survey Taken :thumbs: