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Old 06-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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1-2 ft isnt over grown I mowed just last friday a lot that only been mowed once this spring
It had 2 months of growth clover was thick and the grass was stermed out to 3ft tall
I mowed it with my 60'' 26EFI I mowed with 50% of the deck the other 50% did the sec cut
Mowing like that kinda like double cutting but only going over it once
Good luck on it
I'm not concerned about the mower handling it, but basically finding old fence posts, rolls of wire, etc......

I grew up on a farm and I know all too well what gets left in over-grown lawns/pastures.

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:53 AM
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I'm not concerned about the mower handling it, but basically finding old fence posts, rolls of wire, etc......

I grew up on a farm and I know all too well what gets left in over-grown lawns/pastures.

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Wow ur farm must been a messy place lol
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:58 AM
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Wow ur farm must been a messy place lol
IDK, I mean its not unusuall to find loose were along fence lines, at least thats my expeiernce from working on a few ranches in louisana. Hit that sucker an that aint to pretty.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:59 AM
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IDK, I mean its not unusuall to find loose were along fence lines, at least thats my expeiernce from working on a few ranches in louisana. Hit that sucker an that aint to pretty.
Thank you.

And think about it. The guy is just buying the place, it's not like he's owned it for years and knows every inch of the pasture.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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Personally, I'd see if any neighbors has a tractor and small brush mower to knock it down for you the first time.

My concern is not what you can see, just what you can't see hidden in the grass.

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Excellent idea. Was cutting along the fence in our pasture when we first bought it, with a 7ft bush hog, hit barbwire that had been cut and was hidden in the grass. Pretty scary stuff. Our area also has some sink holes. Not good to be surprised.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:36 PM
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Excellent idea. Was cutting along the fence in our pasture when we first bought it, with a 7ft bush hog, hit barbwire that had been cut and was hidden in the grass. Pretty scary stuff. Our area also has some sink holes. Not good to be surprised.
It wasn't uncommon to mow pastures in the summer and find wash outs in the tall grass along with other debris in general.

Even if you thought the place was clean, something would expose itself some way, some how.

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All good advice. When we first bought our place I used my brush hog to knock down the trails. They were overgrown with weeds and saplings. Starting this year the grass/weeds took over and I can now use my Z to cut it. I just did it last night and took it down from 2' to 5". It's very rough ground. As stated go slow, cut high, and double cut. I only notice a 200 rpm drop. It powers right through it. I'd also suggest picking up a set of G6 blades if they fit your mower. These are by far the best going for both a manicured cut and great disbursal/chopping of heavy growth. Good luck!
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