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

  1. Aug 22, 2022 at 9:02 PM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO Orange It.

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    I posted a few times about the drought down here in South Texaa. Biggest rain storm we have had all year this evening! I'm hoping the tanks collected some water. This will put a bit over 9.5in total for the year, normally average 29in a year. We needed this rain bad, I'm getting tired of delivery water to some of my trees.

    A bit over 3inches, :kona:

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  2. Aug 23, 2022 at 1:15 PM
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    joeyv141

    joeyv141 Well-Known Member

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    I would love a zero turn mower but the cost is to high for only one or two years of use. Seems like new ones start out at $3000, when I see a rare used one for sale its usually around $2000.

     
  3. Aug 23, 2022 at 1:26 PM
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    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

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    Lowes.com Craftsman wide area mower. Its a 28" walk behind.


    I'm itching to pull the trigger on this instead of upgrading my truck to have A/C, having to tow around the zero turn to the 4 yards is annoying without A/C and for $1200 I can mow almost as fast as the 42" zt. :rofl:Well maybe not almost as fast but...
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2022 at 1:45 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    The reason I bought my JD D140 was because of the blower and able to tow
    my trailer and run self powered accessories.

    A Zero Turn Is a big expense and you really gotta weigh the parameters.
    4 acres is kinda big for a lawn tractor.
    Of course you can side tow a couple of push mowers to increase your width..
     
  5. Aug 23, 2022 at 1:47 PM
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    koditten

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    Wish you was closer.

    I got 2 that I just spent 3 months going thru top to bottom.

    I just like taking them apart and fixing them to close as new as possible.

    I like the commercial units.

    Once all the wearable parts are switched, they no different than the $12k units that were made this year.

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  6. Aug 23, 2022 at 1:49 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    This will work pretty good

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  7. Aug 23, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    Toyko Joe

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    At the end of your day if you're mowing 2 acres once a week with an old craftsman lawn tractor with a 42" deck and it gets you through 2 years without much fuss, that's great. Just start putting $125 in a jar every time you mow and when you get annoyed with mowing slowly or your mower breaks you'll have a nice chunk of money ready and waiting for you to buy a nice zero turn! :typing:
     
  8. Aug 23, 2022 at 2:34 PM
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    koditten

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    Lol.

    All educations are painful, embarrassing or costly...or a combination...
     
  9. Aug 24, 2022 at 1:05 PM
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    KRAMERICA

    KRAMERICA Old Man Mike

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    This is a nifty idea. It's a little too expensive for my blood right now, but maybe later. One of the reasons I hate switching between my finishing mower and brushhog implements is the difficulty I have getting the PTO shaft reinstalled. The PTO shaft of my finishing mower is particularly difficult to turn by hand while holding the locking ring and getting lined up with the tractor's spines. I think it would be significantly easier if both hands were able to turn the shaft without having to hold the locking ring as well.

    https://youtu.be/M1wCE_NeT7M

    Bullet PTO Coupler Adapter | Lionforge Industries
     
  10. Aug 24, 2022 at 2:55 PM
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    koditten

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    The Exmark just sold. Told the buyer I could only move so much. I showed him the list of parts and work that was put into the unit.

    He agreed, that just about all wearable parts were replaced.

    I'll be honest, I will not miss that prick! Pulling the engine 3x is horse shit!
     
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  11. Aug 24, 2022 at 6:47 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

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    :yes:
    On to the next one!
     
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  12. Aug 24, 2022 at 6:53 PM
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    koditten

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    Too, true!

    So far I've only found a few that are 5 bills more than I'm going to pay.

    The hunt is one of my favorite parts...the $ is nice too.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2022 at 6:15 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Go fish.

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  14. Aug 25, 2022 at 9:13 AM
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    markmizzou

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    A back step for when I get older, Carhartt seatcovers, 4Runner wheels, Topper, and "tats all folks"! --for now!!
    I noticed you said "used". That being -- if you can find a used 36
    Scag -GO FOR IT. I have one and it is great --some say small -but ideal machine for me. These sometimes pop up as some realize thet are too small for their needs - Scag puts the same higher quality parts in their residential that they use in their commercial grade mowers
    Good luck in your search!
     
  15. Aug 26, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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    Toyko Joe

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    @koditten

    B&S Vanguard engines; would the exhaust manifolds for a 18HP mount up to a 25HP?
     
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  16. Aug 26, 2022 at 9:26 AM
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    koditten

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    I've not had a Vanguard unit yet. I can't answer the question.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2022 at 10:42 AM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

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    We ended with 6.5in of rain so far this week, some really heavy down pours yesterday morning.

    Fixing my road in a few areas, but not complaining about that rain, we need more.
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  18. Aug 26, 2022 at 3:11 PM
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    SCOTT'S TACO LOCO

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    Ok, well that took most of the day, moved a bit over 20tons of caliche off a pile I had, I think I'm gonna order a couple more truck loads.

    Lots of water come off my neighbors place, hits the road and washes it out. They are not gonna chip in with materials cause they are splitting up, I'm gonna try to buy that farm as well. Anyways I ended doing more dirt work than I had originally plan too. I added a couple humps/speed bumps to slow the water down, there is every bit of 50' drop from the top of the hill to the farm to market road.

    Heavy erosion from their place, they just move over a bit and start driving off to the side, cause cars/suv would bottom out.
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  19. Aug 26, 2022 at 4:46 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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  20. Aug 26, 2022 at 6:01 PM
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    Dry summer and strong winds means broken limbs.
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    2h and 2 saws later we have brush piles. a grapple would be nice but forks worked.
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