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My New ?Toy?


My age, back and legs have convinced me to buy a riding lawn mower, even though our yard is relatively small.  This new mower should help with the time in the heat and the muscle aches from pushing but I'll probably have to do a little more weed eater trimming because of not being able to mow as close as I could with the push mower.  Too wet to mow this morning but it sure cranked good the first time and I can't wait for the shake down mow.

15 hsp, Troybult with 2 blade 42" cut - - from Lowes brand new and delivered for $1,298

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Probably about time. To me, you have a pretty big yard, and at our age, ehh, why not ride? I would if I still had that much to mow - heck, I can't even mow this postage stamp lawn, or keep up with the small yard we have here, anymore, got me a "Lupe" and company to take care of it.

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I started to get a landscaper, and Lawdy we have plenty around here, but I really need ?some? exercise so this works for now. With the Wiffys health, it's about all the outdoor activity that I get these days.

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I have about an acre to cut and a small John Deere came with the property. I have since expanded the fleet a little. These things are sort of addictive and fun to play on. 

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Iz be luvin dat double trunked tree in your back yard - - - man, that is cool

Is that raised grade on the left a RR???



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:42:49 PM

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'Bout time you caught up with your neighbors. I bought a diesel 17Hp drawbar rider in 1987 when I had 7 acres to mow - triple blade, 59" deck. The new owner wouldn't buy it for what it was worth when I moved so I still use it for the back yard and island in front of the house - so about an acre. Beat and battered but still starts with a little coaxing when cold and does double duty with a snow thrower.

Also used it to pull this out of the basement shop and also was used to move a now long gone boat and, car and utility trailers around:

That trailer is long gone too

 



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Cool Digs, Dave, is that a Blue Bird Box on the Tree??? I used to have several on my 18 acres that they call a blue bird trail - - - I monitored all of them thru their fledging and they all had snake and predator guards on the poles. It's hell to live in Civilization again.

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Yep, it sure is a blue bird house. I moved it last year to a stand alone pole and that got them to move in. As of last week we had babies in that one though they may have left home by now. Another on the opposite side of the yard has a family of chickadees instead. The bushes in front of the house have at least one hummingbird nest - and I wish they would move on as I need to get the shaggy stuff trimmed off. The pond/swamp on one side in the back had a pair of mallards and a pair of black ducks this year.



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Blue Birds ROCK - - - I had my houses so that one side would lift up for viewing or maintenance. Only took one time to see a chicken snake with MY BABIES inside him/her to start building guards that fit on the poles and prevented "almost" anything from getting to them. You need to send those Hummers on down here, I'm ready for Fall HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

We were offshore Gulf of Mexico one time and a humming bird landed on my son's cap bill - - - guess he was on his way to South America and needed a breather. There's plenty of debris and oil rigs to let them skip and hop over the Gulf. Amazing critters aren't they?

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Mello Yello wrote:

Iz be luvin dat double trunked tree in your back yard - - - man, that is cool

Is that raised grade on the left a RR???



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:42:49 PM


 That tree is a Manitoba Maple, I think.....dirty old thing....drops seeds and I get little sprouts all over......lol

That raised grade is the road going by the house



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Thanks, Harry, now I know what to set my Drone to look for LMAO

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poncho62 wrote:


 That tree is a Manitoba Maple, I think.....dirty old thing....drops seeds and I get little sprouts all over......lol

 


 I've done something like this with 'dirty' trees:



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