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Old August 1st, 2013, 05:08 PM   #21
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I have been looking for something easier to push. My mowers hydrostatic pedals are a pain in the ass to hold down.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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They even make them in 18 feet wide if you want to pull them behind a tractor, like they do on some golf courses.

They're much easier to push than a gas powered mower and you get a nicer cut.
Any Golf course I've worked at has them almost exclusively. Not a manual push one, but reels instead of blades. Especially Tee and Green machines.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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reels will aways give you a better cut, its like using a scissors instead of swinging a sword. but when the grass gets longer and has toys/rocks in it, you cant beat the production of a rotary mower. you catch a stick in a reel with dull blades and you will be cussing
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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:44 PM   #24
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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:51 PM   #25
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Old August 1st, 2013, 09:12 PM   #26
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Old August 1st, 2013, 09:36 PM   #27
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So what goes through and picks all the rows of clippings? Raking that would a mofo
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Old August 1st, 2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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I just broke a whee off of my mower and am now in the market for a new one. but fukc that manual stuff lol.


I was thinking possibly battery power, but you are far more hardcore than I
I have a older 24v Toro cordless electric mower, Works very well for the little stuff I use it for.

When I first bought this house I used to mow my whole yard with it.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 09:46 PM   #29
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How long before skooterbuilt wants one to mow his yard?
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Old August 1st, 2013, 10:28 PM   #30
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So what goes through and picks all the rows of clippings? Raking that would a mofo
A large square bailer, round bailer, or they chop it for haylige.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 07:01 AM   #31
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Need to get this from Monster Garage way back when.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 02:21 AM   #32
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Once my gas mower dies I will buy one. My yard is so small it only takes 15 minutes to mow front and back.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 06:05 AM   #33
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I was really hoping it was Skooter_Built that started this thread... All well.

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I'm still waiting on my $300! Its principal dammit.

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Old August 7th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #35
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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #36
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reels will aways give you a better cut, its like using a scissors instead of swinging a sword. but when the grass gets longer and has toys/rocks in it, you cant beat the production of a rotary mower. you catch a stick in a reel with dull blades and you will be cussing
how is it more like a scissors then a swinging sword? isn't it still just a blade swinging in a different direction? it isn't 2 blades sliding across each other like a scissors, or is it? I haven't seen one up close since I was a kid, so I don't really know the facts.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:10 AM   #37
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There's one like this at my mother's house, kind of a bitch on uneven ground.

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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #38
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reels will aways give you a better cut, its like using a scissors instead of swinging a sword. but when the grass gets longer and has toys/rocks in it, you cant beat the production of a rotary mower. you catch a stick in a reel with dull blades and you will be cussing
how is it more like a scissors then a swinging sword? isn't it still just a blade swinging in a different direction? it isn't 2 blades sliding across each other like a scissors, or is it? I haven't seen one up close since I was a kid, so I don't really know the facts.

EDIT: looking it up, I see how it acts like a scissors now
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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #39
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They're much easier to push than a gas powered mower and you get a nicer cut.
said no simplicity owner ever.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #40
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said no simplicity owner ever.
I have converted. I am a proud owner of a simplicity tractor for a few mo ths now. But I don't push it, I ride on it.
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