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Lawn Tractors

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Beer Belly, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Trust me, it made a big difference. Also tears up the lawn much less, I have to really try to get the tires to spin, even when 360 turning or running it like a crazed meth head

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  2. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

    Oct 21, 2009
    Holliston, MA USA
    This discussion makes me think of the machine we had when I was a kid... 70s vintage hydraulic drive Case 444 that my Dad bought used. I spend many a weekend driving that thing around the yard at ~ 12 years old.

    Kicking myself now that we gave it away when my parents sold the big house. It was a tank, built like nothing I can afford today is. My current place is way to small for something like that but id find a reason if he still had it he he ;)
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

    Dec 5, 2005
    Sand Lake, NY
    I actually put windshield washer in all four tires of my Ariens lawn tractor along with rear wheel weights (Sears Craftsman), and it really helps on hill I have to mow sideways (carefully).
  4. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Reminds me of a guy I saw on base last summer. Their yards are something around 10ftx15ft... (no joke). He pulls out the brand new all shiny waxed up 30hp 6ft deck garden tractor, cracks open a beer, does 3 passes... barely enough time to suck back on the beer and back in teh garage it goes ;lol

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  5. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Jan 12, 2010
    I have no hills on my lawn. I'll leave it for the next guy to try. My dare-devil commercial mowing days are behind me.
  6. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Nor do I (just the neighbors) but I got tired having to wait till the grass was bone dry to be able to do anything with the thing. We get summers that you go mow in the few hours between rain storms otherwise the grass is gonna be 2ft tall!

  7. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest


    Well if you're real serious-like about mowing hills and banks.....

    Have one of these at the golf course, it runs across 25 degree slopes sideways no problem. It will roll before it loses traction. :eek: Sure is nice to slide those decks sideways (they slide left and right) out over a bunker edge or pond bank and not have to run the drive tires so close to the edge.
  8. nate379

    nate379 Guest


    We have one of these at work too. Cab is enclosed on ours, but otherwise the same. It can do 45* slopes without too much trouble. Just slow and a PITA to turn. Also the auto leveling cab goes crazy at times and will wack your head into the A pillars!

    Hustler 6400 slope mower.

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