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Eric ELM
09-03-2000, 01:09 PM
I put several new lawn pictures on my site in case anyone wants to look. I'll try to get some more up in the near future. In case your wondering about the 2nd picture down, I was standing under a tree. I like how this camera focuses on close things and far things at the same time. My old 35mm would focus on one or the other.

northeast
09-03-2000, 01:32 PM
Eric,
A+ for you!! Ilike the illusion of mowing right through the tree. do you cut your first line towards the tree and run around it so the next pass will lighten up the dark spots on each side?? just curious also how do you start your stripe coming from the mulch beds the way you do?
I know you dont run through them ,but it sure looks that way.does the chain kit allow you to back up to them and start. Nick

Eric ELM
09-03-2000, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the good rating. :) As you can see, I go past the tree, then coming back I go up to the tree and pull it out and then put it back. (Just kidding) You just go around the tree and then going back it erases the line from going around the tree when you go by it. When mowing by the much bed or even at the ends of a lawn or by a house, you have to make nice square corners and get lined up for the return back or the ends will get rounded and then you have stripes that are not straight. That is one thing I always do is try to keep getting the stripes straighter each time I mow it at different angles each week. I always have at least two different angles of stripes on each lawn and some have 3 or more. Yes, I do back up to a mulch bed to get lined up for the next pass. I don't just spin around on the ends, if I did with those tires, I'd be replacing a lot of sod. I make a 90 degree turn and go on past where I'm going to be going next and then as I back up, I make the other part of the 90 degree turn and I'm lined up for the next pass. I hope this helps.

bob
09-03-2000, 05:00 PM
Great pictures. I'll have to show them to my help. A lot of my helpers don't seem to understand how to make straight lines. If they went aroud a tree in the middle of the yard, they would carry the "curved line" over to every single cutting line after that. Sort of a ripple effect.

John DiMartino
09-03-2000, 06:12 PM
Excellent pictures Eric and even better stripes.I do my trees the same way as you,I hate to disturb the pattern for a tree or mulch bed.

Eric ELM
09-03-2000, 10:43 PM
I want to thank everyone that has said such nice things about my new pictures on this thread, all the emails I recieved, all the Instant Messages, and even one on my Guest Book. My hit counter on my site is going nuts. :)

Turf Kutter
09-03-2000, 10:47 PM
Your website is one of the best lawn sites I`ve ever seen you could throw your company in there a cuople more times but don`t abuse it.Good job Eric.I`ll give you five star for that page.(5 star is the top). *****

pfisdon
09-03-2000, 11:18 PM
That's what I call EXTREME stripes . Do you ever try to reverse the stripes directions?

Eric ELM
09-04-2000, 10:23 AM
I have reversed some on small lawns when I used to do small lawns. Any of the pictures that you see a small front lawn, there is a big back lawn.

Lazer
09-04-2000, 10:49 AM
I like the picture of the ducks.

(It's the only one I could duplicate myself!)

Eric ELM
09-04-2000, 06:49 PM
That is 2 Geese and their Goslings :D
That picture of the geese was taken on a lake next to one of the properties we mow. Thought I would put in something different for a change. :)