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Re: for those that have a pond,...
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2018, 05:04:56 AM »
brush cutter/mower heads for your excavator...
is there one for your loader?
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2018, 08:02:24 AM »
You can even get a giant hedge trimmer for a mini excavator.
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Re: for those that have a pond,...
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2018, 09:47:31 AM »
I use my weedeater with strings most of the time. I would like to get a sickle bar mower and use that. Then I could just drive tractor around and cut everything off.
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2018, 10:07:26 AM »
Be careful with equipment around ponds.  My Grandpa just about rolled his 300 Farmall into his pond clipping around it with his sickle mower.  A back tire fell through into a beaver tunnel in the bank.  He knew to throttle up and claw out.  If he'd have pushed in the clutch he'd have been in the water with the tractor on top of him.  Many machines have ended up in ponds with their operators hurt or killed. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2018, 01:19:09 PM »
I mow around my very small pond with a cub tractor with sickle bar. If I had a real pond it would be full of logs.

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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 01:40:29 PM »
Corley, I agree. I have dropped the zero turn into the pond a few times :) Good thing it bottoms out before it gets to deep.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 02:14:12 PM »
Gives new meaning to the term "splash the zero"
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Re: for those that have a pond,...
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2018, 02:25:02 PM »
yep done the same thing seem like when I get near the pond all 4 wheels feel like they are on ice and next thing I know seating in the seat with water up to my knees. :D





this is my brother lawn more told him I was trying to load it in the boat to go to the other side ;D got it out did not get water in the engine has sealed pump so all was good just looks bad. Old men and new toys don't mix sometimes.
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2018, 02:43:42 PM »
I finally put ATV knobby tires on it and have not had that problem since :) The stupid grass turf tires were just like driving on ice.
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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2018, 09:34:38 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2018, 06:10:01 AM »
In a former life with a former wife I had a half acre surface area pond I dug with a 1943 D4 cat .The inside banks were on a four or five to one slope .As such I had a 6 feet wide flail that if I was careful I could get right to the waters edge .I did on several occasions manage to get the front tire of the tractor a little too close and stick it .Only once did I have to get the dozer to retrieve the tractor .

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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2018, 10:51:05 PM »
The grass banks I mow as close as I dare with a riding mower.  The trim I do with a scythe.  The weeds in the water I also did with a crappy but sharp scythe and a pair of fishing waders.  The cat tails were growing in heavy and we had a Muskrat move in.  That thing ate 98% of the cat tails and all but a couple of he skunk cabbage.  I can put up with it's little nest and tunnels in our little island for all the weed control help.
It has an over flow called a glory hole, a vertical open pipe.  Acts like a pool skimmer and really helps(!)


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