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Some initial pictures of early mowing/striping

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by 2ExploreTech, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. 2ExploreTech

    2ExploreTech LawnSite Member
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    Here are a few pictures of some early mowing with a JD f932. I am guesstimating that I've knocked down some 25 or so acres since March 2012. In fact a few of the areas were double cut (as in forward then back) since the grasses were tall or thick. Being a front mower I had the benefit of cutting the material before I drove on it. A good thing when working around briars, small thorn trees, and being able to avoid obstacles like rocks, ant hills, and woodchuck holes. So yes, in other words, I have used this machine as a light-duty bushhog (emphasis on light-duty).

    *** Some tech stuff --
    The unit was bought last fall with around 780hrs, low for a 1987 machine. It has a 72" deck with high lift blades. I will soon use Oregon G6 blades. Gas engine -28hp (?) - It hasn't screamed for more power. The 2wd does well and the machine holds itself very well on steep ground, much better than the zt's I have demoed on same terrain. It does not, however, give any 'warning' to getting stuck in soft-spongy terrain. What it does is run fine, no spin, then you're stuck. Not buried, in fact pushes/pulls out easy with another machine. Still, wish it had 4wd...
  2. 2ExploreTech

    2ExploreTech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    1st photo - This area doesn't look it but it is soft. Grass here was very thick. Area above stone wall had lots of briars and small thorn trees.




  3. 2ExploreTech

    2ExploreTech LawnSite Member
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    2nd photo: the mower on side hill, taken back in mid-March

    3rd photo: around a pond

    4th photo: some attempts at striping on this rough lawn...'pickup check' - looks good from the road, but up close you can see all the mistakes and holes in yard. note- cones are marking out area to for minor construction, so that part will soon get all torn up
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice work. i would love to find me a mower like that for cutting overgrown stuff.

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