Last stripes of 2002 for the 21"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimbo, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought everyone would get a kick out of a neighbors mowing job. He is selling his place and decided to put some angled stripes on the lawn to spruce it up (curb appeal).
    I think he must have got the idea from watching the World Series.


    Jim

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  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks alot worse up close, but from my back window photo you get the idea. You can tell his not a pro because he left the grass on the side walk VS blowing it into the street.

    :p
     
  3. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yikes. The least he could have done was make them straight lines!

    :cool:
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that mower must weigh 4 tons from the ruts it left
     
  5. ranger520

    ranger520 LawnSite Member
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    I hope that you blew that side walk down when you were done.


    Scott :blob2:
     
  6. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Looks to me like is cut it with the turf very damp and cut it at the max height.
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Besides the grass left on the sidewalk, what would make this yard look better?

    From the picture, that front looks pretty small. Would a ZTR make it look better?

    I ask this because our back yard looked like this. And we never used anything bigger than a 21 on it.
    And those aren't ruts. What that is, is very thick healthy grass. And I guarantee that it is cut at a high setting. So what happens is, the grass is so thick and cut high that when the wheel runs it over it smashes the grass down temporarily.

    I would take that lawn as my own. With straighter lines it would look good.
     
  8. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Stange thing was that the grass shouldnt have been very damp....cold but not damp. It was cut yesterday, and has been dry around here for at least 2 days.
    The line down the middle is strange though...must be the blade bolt or something??

    He's not an LCO so I should give him a break I guess. My wife thinks I am crazy because I took this photo. She thinks I am grass crazy or something.

    Jim
     
  9. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I think it would look decent if the lines were straight and the surfaces blown off.
     
  10. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I bet it was cut with self-propelled rear drive, by the looks of the deeper lines every other pass.

    Want me to guess what brand?:D
     

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