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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Apr 11, 2022 at 6:29 AM
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    toysrgood

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    I had a chance to use my HF $50 Portland pole saw. It worked very well and I could practically use it one handed fully extended. It had plenty of power and the weight of the cutting head was plenty to take the chain through the limbs. The only downfall of it is the cord. Now that I realize how slick it is, I want to take it further from the house.

    I have a TrimmerPlus brush cutter attachment for my Troy Built 4 cycle string trimmer. The 4 blade... blade, worked pretty well for grasses and green weeds and brush up to 3/8". I got a circular blade for it as well that takes on bigger stuff up to about 2" if I don't rush it. The circular blade might be too much for it. The blade stops pretty easy, and seems unbalanced and the motor doesn't seem to want to get it up to full speed. It worked, but I could tell it was struggling.

    I also got a mulching cover for the cub. $120 straight from CC and it came with 3 new mulching blades. So far it seems to work pretty well. The way it mounts, there are concealed areas that like to collect debris. I'll have to keep an eye on that so I don't trap moisture in there.

    Even though we've had rain, it was super super dusty. Partly because in SC there is lots of sand, but also maybe because I didn't clear leaves last fall so they're getting mulched up and they're dry and crunchy. I pulled the air filter off and it was caked. I blew out the pre filter, which seems to have caught a majority of it. The primary filter didn't have any dust in it. Is there anything I can do differently when it is super dusty like that?

    I've considered a lawn sweeper. We are in the woods with lots of trees. I'm hesitant because it seems like a fancy thing that someone with a nice manicured lawn would use. But I think it would be useful for getting the leaves up and then I could compost them. That might cut down on dust as well since the grass will be happier not being smothered by leaves. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Apr 11, 2022 at 6:35 AM
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    toysrgood

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    That is awesome. When they laid fiber cables to our house they had a remote control trencher about that size. Once they were done you could hardly tell they buried cable 2' deep. They did 800' in about 1.5hrs.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2022 at 6:39 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Go fish.

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    I had a trac-vac and it was super dusty getting leaves up, have a vacuum for the mower I have now, it too is super dusty. The sweep may work, I’ve never used one.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM
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    The ol' Cub earned its keep today; first time mowing the grass at the new place. Added some fresh 90 octane ethanol free gas and off I went. Took longer than I thought it would, appears to have added another .9 hours to the meter. o_O

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    I definitely scalped and did some uneven spots, still need to get a method down. Even mowing two lawns the old place was less it seems. Good to be finally mowing MY yard :D
     
  5. Apr 11, 2022 at 8:53 PM
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    Steve Urquell

    Steve Urquell No Pants

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    Nice looking stripper striping job. What's the mower? You're making me want to mount my big 60" stripper striping deck on my Cub 3225. She's 5ft tall and weighs 300lbs. Thicc...

    Nice job. Exact same reason I dropped the blackjack oak by my wellhouse. You get used to driving around it but eventually you or someone else loses focus and hits it. I almost hit mine several times with the cars and tractors.

    Cub sighting. Boooiiinnggg!!
     
  6. Apr 11, 2022 at 9:04 PM
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    Thick = Good!

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  7. Apr 11, 2022 at 9:11 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Is it law in Ohio to have perfect lawns? Couple guys on Tundras live by your city and they have great lawns like you as well. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 11, 2022 at 9:14 PM
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    Steve Urquell

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    THICCXT FIXT :D
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2022 at 3:27 AM
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    six5crèéd [OP] Go fish.

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    Looking good!
     
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  10. Apr 12, 2022 at 3:50 AM
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    Stump grinder is definitely the best way to go. Digging them up just makes more work, with a big hole.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2022 at 4:09 AM
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    Imma try this on that big cherry tree I cut down. It's already hollow in the middle so it should draft well. Cheapo method.

    https://youtu.be/tsLCIB80Y6k
     
  12. Apr 12, 2022 at 4:15 AM
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    On pine that works VERY well. Did a spruce stump in the front yard. Due to the resin, it burned for a day and burned the root ball up also, had to bring in a wheelbarrow of dirt in to fill the hole it left underground.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2022 at 4:19 AM
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    Steve Urquell

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    Nice!
     
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  14. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:04 AM
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    I spent some time the other day hooking up an actuator and replacing my spindles. Not real sure the actuator will hold up, but for $40 vs the cost of an electric clutch+ the real effort of removing pulley from crank, ill give it a shot. If it fails im back to manually engaging the belt i guess.

    Just trying to church up my poor old tow behind.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:08 AM
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    I think the vibration would be the biggest culprit if the actuator fails--loose electrical contacts. I have a Swisher tow brush hog and it shakes pretty good. Mine has a manual cable actuator.
     
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  16. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:16 AM
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    Lt. Dangle RIP @stun gun 2016-2020

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    Mine is pretty smooth id say, but it lives outside and given its work environment, I have little hope the Chinese actuator lasts.

    I'm going to hook up a manual backup, just incase... The previous method of engagement was a piece of 3/8 all thread hooked to the spring. That needed upgrading regardless.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:23 AM
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    It'll be an awesome solution if it holds up. I hope it does. You probably don't chop up 2" saplings with it like I do with my hog though.

    https://youtu.be/5GBVAh0632g
     
  18. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:30 AM
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    Certainly not lol. I can hear ny spindles crying now.

    This lil bastard will mow some grass and brush like its nothing though. 13.5 hp on a deck this size is no joke, it was born with 8 or 10 hp.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dYpiJOxOiKI
     
  19. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:33 AM
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    I've been prowling for looking for a rough cut at the right price for awhile now. I need either a small 3 pt brush hog for my tractor, or a real brush hog mower with a stump jumper set up. It gets annoying as hell that everyone calls their pull behind a brush hog when its a freaking finish mower actually.

    /salty, sorry
     
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  20. Apr 12, 2022 at 6:37 AM
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    Yeah, it's amazing what direct HP can do. My hog is 11.5hp but has (2) 5/16" thick swinging blades mounted on a central stump jumper if you are familiar with rotary cutters/shredders. It's like swinging 2 axes and they can swing back to keep the spindle from getting killed. It will chop down anything you can pull it over but really tall stuff hits me in the back.
     
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