What is your favorite lawn toy and why

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by NarNar, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wanted to see if you all would like to share your favorite toy. Why is it your favorite? Did it help in any particular way.

    Kudos if you can add a picture. Extra kudos if you invented or "jerry rigged," something together.

    My favorite is this simple weed remover tool. Before this it was the hand shovel and an aching back. This baby has helped trim down my weeding time by over 60%. I HATE WEEDING, but it's good money. With this you just uproot and go over the area to pick up the weeds. Got to be careful for roots.


    Man I love this thing.
  2. Mow Man

    Mow Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I have to agree!!! I have had a couple for 5-6 years now and always wonder why I don't see others using them. Funny thing _ Talk about ROI
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    The sprinkler! Because it makes me $$$$
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  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    i dont get how the weed tool works at all... you tube vid???

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    mine is more of a machine than a tool but its my leafloader. t makes cleanups so much quicker and easier and overall more efficient
  6. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have a picture or video?
  7. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    I will try to get a video up for you.
  8. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I'm torn between my squared edging shovel and my Walker. So far the shovels ROI has been the highest per tool in my arsenal. My Stihl 45 hedge trimmer (the only homeowner quality tool I own) has been keeping me busy while we've been in a drought up here in New England. I also really really really like my RedMax 8050 backpack blower and trimmer.

    I also scored a 6X10 enclosed trailer for $1k from a Kart racing buddy, it is really nice not having to load/unload every day.

    The least favorite thing I own is my 03 Chevy Silverado 1500. The speedo says I'm going 120mph all the time because its broken, the a/c pump blew up, the heat only works with the fan on high, the brakes don't stop my trailer, the trany sucks, the engine is going through coolant, the dash gauges crap out on me at random times, the power windows take forever to go up, the rear window defroster doesn't work and the rear bumper is nearly falling off because its rusted so bad. Worst truck ever.
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    all the hoop hoe does it cut the top of the weed from the roots. doesn't kill the weed...

    I think the walker mower is probably about the best "toy" or even one of the mini loaders AKA dingo... fun to run and versatile lots of options.
  10. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    This is true if your just running across the surface. I usually run it at about 2"-3" below the surface, at that depth the pulling motion usually uproots the weed and most of its root system. Though it doesn't work well in clay soil or very hard dried out dirt.... a little elbow grease usually does the job.

    Also, I must mention you have a lot of control with this tool, and you can hit hard to reach areas (for machines) easily.

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