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Old 05-03-2012, 12:04 AM
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I just filled out my application for license tonight to start doing firsts next year. My brother has had good results.

Man I want a grandstand so bad..but likely can't afford...how much?
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I need 5000 for it , it has 450 hrs. no down time. Im making good money with it but I just like walkers, have one already and would like to mate it with another. Grandstand comes with bagger and OCDC.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:06 AM
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I think I did see that one on kijiji. But 52 was too big, I got a 36". Its my primary mower and needed it to fit in all my yards, most of which are less the 1/2 acre anyway.

Do you have a bagger that will maybe fit my 36" Sentar you would be willing to sell? Or anyone else for that matter.
sorry selling as package otherwise ill just keep it. Thanks for askin though.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:02 AM
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Was supposed to mow yesterday but, I had to do magnolia leaf clean-ups Br600 Magnum gets them done fast but the damn brooming and shoveling them into the bags is just so, so time consuming!

Did some stuff on Thursday, but there were like 10 bumblebees!!!!! collecting pollen from a flowering tree so that made my day a little more exiting. (NOT) Thank god I didn't get stung .

Anyone know how to trim around trees? Cause I just got a full-service mowing account and don't know what to do. I've been throwing around the idea of putting some of that cheap black edging and throwing down some mulch?

I'm gonna head to some garage sales to look find some mowers! Or maybe even a trash find!!! Even better FREE!!!!!!!!!

See you guys later!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:18 AM
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Edging would be hard to push down because of the roots. Mulch can be laid without edging, especially if it's heavy like bigger wood chips or chopped rubber, but critters might scatter it to get the bugs. I've seen rubber-mat-looking round pads that you put around a trunk. Meanwhile, most mowers will get pretty close, and you can finish with a string trimmer.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:23 PM
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Started building a small container pond in my backyard today! Will post some pictures step by step but, I have to remember to bring my camera with me each time hehe .


Tommorow is my !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy birthday to me!

UPDATE TO TRIMMING AROUND TREES: Homeowner said that they will decide on what they want me to do.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:15 PM
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Be careful with that pond - i gave my self a hemroid (yes, that's right) lifting rocks for my pond yesterday. It hurts like hell and now I have a pool of water and a lot less interest in finishing it

BTW, if anyone in Ontario has a mower they want to sell for less than $4000 let me know, I might be in the market (sort of depends on the estimates I have out right now) and it's hard to find a decent mower when money is tight man.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:34 PM
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Be careful with that pond - i gave my self a hemroid (yes, that's right) lifting rocks for my pond yesterday. It hurts like hell and now I have a pool of water and a lot less interest in finishing it

BTW, if anyone in Ontario has a mower they want to sell for less than $4000 let me know, I might be in the market (sort of depends on the estimates I have out right now) and it's hard to find a decent mower when money is tight man.
Here you go Dragonfly: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=376927&page=2

The pond is a small week-long project with an 100gph pump nothing major
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:11 AM
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That's promising actually, I'll look into it, thanks.

Any suggestions on a mower type for me? Many of my lawns now and hopefully in the future are big, but not flat - cottage country - lots of dips and small slopes and bumps and whatnot. I assume all large mowers have the same tendency to scalp because a deck is a deck and if you get a bump it will hit...right?

I'v kind of gotten it in my head that a walk behind would be easiest to manage on such properties and easiest on my body with lots of bouncing around on a z-turn rider or a stander. My brother (who owns a business but all small lawns and sticks with 21") thinks a tractor might be perfect for me.

Any other opinions? It's hard to resist the lure of the ztr rider...but I would rather not slide one into a lake or bounce my spine out of my neck...
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:28 PM
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If one type were best, there would be one type. It's all about compromise and what's most important to you. For instance, to get the agility of the ZT, you give up traction and slope control. I'd suggest:

-a narrower deck will follow contours better.
-deck with on-the-fly height adjustment and anti-scalp wheels
-ZTs aren't much bumpier than CUTs but at least one (Ferris?) has a spring suspension, and on others you may be able to get a spring- or air-mount seat
-I wouldn't consider a walk-behind (unless I had a cheap employee I didn't like)
-There are agile 4WD models that pivot in the middle (Ventrac? Steiner?)
-wouldn't get a rear-mount deck. If you mow under trees, a front would be best, but all things being equal a mid-mount would scalp the least
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:34 PM
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Awesome answer alanauer, just the kind of info I need, thanks man.

I know it's not an exact science, but always good to learn what you can.
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