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Old 04-15-2014, 05:13 PM
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Didn't want to turn this into a spindle thread....
But, I've been using turf tracer's for years now- I don't keep them forever, but I do rack up the hours-the 2012 has 1thousand hours now. I've never had a spindle failure on any unit to date.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 PM
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Have put 1000's of hours on Exmark mowers. The spindles have lasted just as long as the greaseable ones I used to run on Toros. Hitting solid objects and getting dog cables wrapped around them really shortens their life. Also, it is a good idea to check the tightness of the top nuts every so often. If one should begin to get loose the bearings will not last as long.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:19 AM
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Back to the crap.

The Sutech Stealth pure flop

BOP mowers. Arguably an unknown failure (?)
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:32 AM
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Don't think I saw it on here, but how about the "recycled rubber mulch" from old tires... I don't know how popular that stuff was but the local school systems bought the stuff by the 10s of thousands of dollars for playground use only to find out that some pieces had steel belts sticking out and pricking the children. That sure cost in terms of cleanup and lawsuits....
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:34 PM
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Doesn't stop weeds. Any seed on top of fabric will germinate. Pain in the butt when you go to remove a mulch layer. Even the heaviest stuff will breakdown over time.

Another flop/scam. Calling Zoysia low water, fert, maintenance wonder grass. Add Grassology to this list too.
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Seashore paspalum is another one. Can't control weeds in in. Must be mowed like a putting green or else. Don't tell me about salt to control weeds. The weeds that do grow here are because they are very salt tolerant.

Loss of Carbamates, OP's, and Kelthane.

Reel mowers running on rear wheels and front casters rather than rollers. That brilliant engineering idea makes a reel gouge and scalp just as much as a rotary mower.
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