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Old 03-27-2003, 06:06 PM
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how much nite time mowing do you get to do??
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:19 PM
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I thought we were talking about needing to lift the deck up and that gives you carpal tunnel with the sulky's leverage? I don't need to lift the deck while mowing unless there is an object, usually just to trailer or go over something? I don't fertilize, my dog does

Sometimes I get alittle nite mowing, I have used lights before to finish mowing on the garden tractor, but usually only need them during leaf season when it gets dark alot sooner. They're there if I need them
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:29 PM
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didn't even think about fall!! good idea. we were talikng about lifting. curbs stumps hills(at the to) trailer. you name it. keep track maybe you do it more than you realize!! another tip... don't use your trimmer one handed for extended periods. i am paying for that every day. hard habit to break!!!
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:35 PM
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The third wheel prevents alot of lifting over berms, and the sulky pull position makes it lift some by itself over hilltops/berms, trailer gate, etc. so not really any effort there. I can't trim one handed anyway LOL. Got an Echo SRM2400SB with a curved shaft trimmer attachment (yes I made lol) and a Stihl FS80R straight shaft so whichever one fits application best I use. Never could get the hang of one handed trimming OR edging with straight shaft (actually could on a curved).
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:09 PM
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exmark,scag,bobcat did i say exmark already??
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:02 AM
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Re: 360 degree Mowers with the 60 inch deck

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Originally posted by washclyd

Is there any truth to decks supported with chains only bend after time.

No.
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Old 03-28-2003, 06:06 AM
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Hi Aaron!

Welcome to Lawnsite.

I thought I'd give you some of the slang to help you fit in.

First of all, everybody here calls them ZTRs not 360 degree mowers.
And when you said you were in the market for a bad boy mower I thought you meant the brand name "Bad Boy" mowers.

As for your question of which is the best, it's still under discussion. Though you mentioned some fine brand names.

Dave

PS; It's also considered good manners to respond toward the end of the thread. Mention if your question was answered, thank people for responding etc.

So jump right in. It's nice to have another member who uses capitalization and punctuation.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:42 AM
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All:

Thanks for the feedback and a special thanks to Mr. Haggerty for the tips on lawn mowing dialogue. I am definitely "wet behind the ears"! I was wondering what the term "ZTR" stood for.

My choices are as follows:

2002 Gravely 260Z: $7,199
2003 Great Dane Chariot: $7,399
2002 Dixie Chopper w/ 15 hours: $8,100

Any suggestions?

Have great weekends and be safe,

Aaron
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:34 PM
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washclyd,

Local Gravey dealer has an add in this weeks paper, 2002 260Z 25Hp Kawasaki or 27 Kohler $6,995.00.

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Old 03-29-2003, 04:33 AM
David Haggerty David Haggerty is offline
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All three are good brands

From here on it's "what's best for you."

Which brand does your dealer stock parts for?
What's your engine choices?
What kind of mowing do you do?


We just need a little more info.

Dave
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