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Re: Taking Delivery TWO!
« Reply #140 on: May 14, 2018, 09:41:15 PM »
a buddy went by and blew his horn
You know I always figured that your buddies also had horns but I didn't know that they could blow them.   :D
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« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2018, 09:44:40 PM »
Bahaha! :D
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Re: Taking Delivery TWO!
« Reply #142 on: May 14, 2018, 10:01:05 PM »
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For some reason you seem to have too much time on your hands.  :D
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Re: Taking Delivery TWO!
« Reply #143 on: May 14, 2018, 10:17:47 PM »
On the Turf Tigers you could hold both sticks in the center and run the mower, including 360 spins. I bet the WM is similar. 
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« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2018, 01:48:33 PM »
I mowed the yard for the first time this weekend. First time to mow with a zero turn and I was awkward as all get out to start. Even then, I think I mowed the place in half the time and a big unanticipated plus noticed. Because of my multiple shoulder surgeries, my shoulders always hurt when I finish mowing. Every time. Until now. No shoulder pain operating my Wood-Mizer zero turn mower!
;)  That's how dad justified his z-turn to mom.  "You know, a zero turn is a lot less money than another shoulder surgery..."   
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« Reply #145 on: May 15, 2018, 07:00:47 PM »
Nice!  8)

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« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2018, 07:38:43 PM »
Keep in mind the the blade tip speed on most of them is nearly 200 MPH .That's why they leave such a nice finish .Plus there's a reason most of them have a rubber deflector on the discharge .

   A little tip,the first time you change the blades coat the bolts  with copper coat,never sieze,grease if nothing else .They can jam up so tight you can't shake them with a impact wrench .Been there and done that .The blade under the most load is the one next to the discharge chute
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« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2018, 07:49:52 PM »
Had a near catastrophe today. I have a slope in the yard into the side of the driveway.  Simply reversing a heavy zero turn on a hill of slightly wet grass does not stop you or turn you until the last fraction of a second when you are pointed at your wife's newly painted blazer.
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« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2018, 07:57:15 PM »
I just put mine in the ditch last week, lol.  Wish I could say it was the first time.  If it's not muddy I can drive out, but it was muddy and getting dark :-\

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« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2018, 10:19:39 PM »
Bought my first zero turn ( Ferris) late last summer. Made it through the season. Last week I got into some soft wet ground and thought speed would get me over it. Wrong . Stuck it good. Casually walked to the house and got the backhoe. Wife never caught on but a neighbor did. They move fast but not fast enough. :o
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« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2018, 02:59:54 AM »
Bought my first zero turn ( Ferris) late last summer. Made it through the season. Last week I got into some soft wet ground and thought speed would get me over it. Wrong . Stuck it good. Casually walked to the house and got the backhoe. Wife never caught on but a neighbor did. They move fast but not fast enough. :o
Did you pull it out or cover it up?  :D :D :D
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« Reply #151 on: May 16, 2018, 07:20:56 AM »
You really have to watch out on slopes and humps in the lawn with a non-pivoting front axel, what I find happens is when going over the crest of a slope at an angle you get to a point where one front wheel and one back wheel are on the crest and the other two wheels have very little to no weight on them then the weight shifts forward, now you have no weight on your high side rear wheel so you can no longer steer or stop very well. Makes for an exciting ride sometimes.

Some say a pivoting front axel does not cut as smooth but in hindsight I think I would take that over not being able to steer.

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« Reply #152 on: May 16, 2018, 07:25:07 AM »
I have dropped mine into the pond a few times. I finally got sick of the garbage tires that came on it and put a set of ATV knobby tires on it. Best thing I ever did for my muddy pudding yard. Only drawback to tires that aggressive is you no longer want to do a 180 in place. It will tear a circle of grass out. But once I learned that it has been the best thing ever. At least on my yard. I live on a hill that is filled with springs and all the runoff from the woods goes through the yard. It is not often it is dry.
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« Reply #153 on: May 16, 2018, 09:50:01 AM »
I bought the Ferris because it has full suspension and pivoting front axle. My lawn is pretty rough. One step above bush hog work. I tried many other machines but this one had the best ride ( for a sore back) and cuts great. Well made in the US. Even with the suspension I cut slow, love driving it. I can limit the reverse speed to avoid problems. I can't imagine wide open and cutting grass. Remarkably stable on hills but they do handle different than a lawn tractor.  8)
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« Reply #154 on: May 18, 2018, 08:04:02 PM »
Had a near catastrophe today. I have a slope in the yard into the side of the driveway.  Simply reversing a heavy zero turn on a hill of slightly wet grass does not stop you or turn you until the last fraction of a second when you are pointed at your wife's newly painted blazer.
I told ya.I smacked the side of my house on wet grass ,beaned several trees .Cut the grass loose spinning around trees .It's a learning curve with these things .That said for a lawn mower hard to beat .

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« Reply #155 on: May 21, 2018, 06:30:00 AM »
How are your bad shoulders holding out?  Running that thing is like sawing with the same moves, well almost  :D
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« Reply #156 on: May 21, 2018, 07:54:46 AM »
I mowed the yard for the first time this weekend. First time to mow with a zero turn and I was awkward as all get out to start. Even then, I think I mowed the place in half the time and a big unanticipated plus noticed. Because of my multiple shoulder surgeries, my shoulders always hurt when I finish mowing. Every time. Until now. No shoulder pain operating my Wood-Mizer zero turn mower!
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« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2018, 08:41:33 AM »
Our grass is looking really good and I think I have to give credit to the mower. It cuts so smooth and even. I always enjoyed mowing, just not fixing the mower every time, and the Wood-Mizer Zero turn really makes it enjoyable.



 
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