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Old 04-07-2013, 11:55 AM
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Funny when I started I bought one, I never get any work like that.

Another thing that works is a super cheap mower with a 3.5 briggs, it will stall when hitting something before it bends or breaks the mower.
Same here, I have a couple ole self prop mowers that I have pickup over the years. I usually have 25 or so in them. Picked one up this year for 25 and it has a masquito killer aspect to it. Which is important when mowing high grass.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:06 PM
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Best to rent a field mower/brush hog.

Customer does not want to pay then leave the job for some one else to break a mower.

A good lesson for you and a good reminder for the rest of use.
Actually he was apprehensive to do the job and a lot of us told him to do it....looks like his instincts were right.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM
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an extended hedge trimmer with adjustable head set at a 20 - 30 degree angle or a string whip on wheels,,, followed up by a blower and tarp... don't feel too bad,,, as it happens to the best of us at times,,, just so long as the lesson was learned...
I keep hearing the term "weed whipping" on this forum, but no idea what a weed whip is. Is that another name for a field trimmer?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:50 AM
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String trimmer is probably the most descriptive term,,, but it got started as Weedeater,,, becuz there was a company called weedeater that made them... its like Kleenex,,, everybody and their brother makes tissues for a coffee table but everyone calls them kleenex...

But the one I'm referring to is on wheels and is more like a lawnmower,,, than the handheld shown in your pix...
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:04 AM
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Oh, okay. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:14 PM
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Finally got the mower back from the shop. The bill came out to $207.69. A lot cheaper than I was anticipating.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:00 PM
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not too bad. at least you still made a little money on the job.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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Better to make a quarter than to lose a dollar.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:13 PM
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WB rough cut mower or a Stihl Trimmer with a poly cut 40-3 head should been the tools for that job Foxtail is easy to cut
Around here we have wild red clover in over grown lawns and that is tough to cut
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:54 PM
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WB rough cut mower or a Stihl Trimmer with a poly cut 40-3 head should been the tools for that job Foxtail is easy to cut
Around here we have wild red clover in over grown lawns and that is tough to cut
Does that stuff just grow in dense patches? I had to look it up to see what it was. Some of the lawns here get white clover in them. Looks the same, just different color.
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