Coffee 5-19-12

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Me too Rob, spent mostly all day outside mowing, trimming, and pruning bushes. If I had a nice flat piece of property like that I'd be plowing it with the 2N, poor old girl never gets to stretch her legs.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 19, 2012 8:15 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote: If I had a nice flat piece of property like that I'd be plowing it with the 2N, poor old girl never gets to stretch her legs.


How about you get a finish mower for the 2N and bring it up to try on my lawn? What you saw in the picture is about 1/3rd of it.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 8:35 pm

I'd have to switch to a set of turf tires (yes they are made that big), otherwise that nice smooth surface will be no more.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat May 19, 2012 8:45 pm

The John Deere really does a nice job, I even took a picture to share:


Wow, nice lawn. Now remember to keep that look mow 4x daily with no time off for rain storms. I'll let you know when to ease off, it's usually in July. :sick:
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 19, 2012 8:57 pm

You could turn it into a putting green and mow it with this:

http://www.jacobsen.com/gplexiiigas

This piece of machinery is so damn expensive I can't even find a mention of the price anywhere online.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 19, 2012 9:07 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
The John Deere really does a nice job, I even took a picture to share:


Wow, nice lawn. Now remember to keep that look mow 4x daily with no time off for rain storms. I'll let you know when to ease off, it's usually in July. :sick:


I don't normally attempt to keep it looking that good. I usually mow 1-2x per week depending on how fast the grass grows. We are having a get-together at the house tomorrow, so I got a little more "fancy" this time.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun May 20, 2012 1:08 am

You could turn it into a putting green and mow it with this:


When we bought the farm the grass was 10' high and I ran into a buried car door and a huge roll of carpet on my first pass. My AC190XT was pulling a 9' really old Landrpride (land clearing) brush hog when we fell into a ditch. I dug it out with a old cable drive Cat D8 and the tractor + bull chains and we were up to the wheel wells in mud. You see then I was young and stupid. Now I am older, really senile and imbecilic, so it couldn't happen now. Please arrange for an on site demo and run this Jacobsen into a car door and carpet and send photos. I do know where there is a beat up cheap Jacobsen 5111 for sale at a local golf course. Expertise in rebuilding multiple hydraulic motors is a must. Please be near the fainting couch when you get the spare parts bill. Ah well can't stop to BS as I am up late getting drunk. In the morning my digger and I have a date with a septic tank that somehow vanished in Irene. Ron think of me during your house party - I think we move in different circles.

PS, had a 9N and then a 8N but never a 2N. Legendary machines.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 20, 2012 7:25 am

coalnewbie wrote:Rob think of me during your house party - I think we move in different circles.


It seems that when it comes to lawn care - yes. The Woods Batwing took care of all the treasures in the tall grass, so now I mow with something else. I have no use for a Jacobsen, it is all yours.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun May 20, 2012 7:40 am

Rob, we must be mowin' cousins. International 1086 with an Alamo/KIng 15' batwing - boy does that move grass. Indestructible but you would not want to play cricket on the mowed surface. Bought it for $1500 at a town auction and bolted the slip clutch as the parts were too expensive. I just pray I don't hit anything bad.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 20, 2012 7:47 am

coalnewbie wrote:Rob, we must be mowin' cousins. International 1086 with an Alamo/KIng 15' batwing - boy does that move grass. Indestructible but you would want to play cricket on the mowed surface. Bought it for $1500 at a town auction and bolted the slip clutch as the parts were too expensive. I just pray I don't hit anything bad.


I think dad paid $600 for ours at an auction...but I had to rebuild that clutch and replace every u-joint on it. It did all the ditches on 1000 acres for over 10 years before we retired it. In the end it was worth more in scrap than as a mower.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 20, 2012 10:59 am

I always dreamed of owning acreage. After a year of mowing my measly 2 acres, I found out pretty quick that it's an expensive & time-consuming pain in the ass! :lol:

I can't imagine mowing that spread, Rob - I couldn't afford the fuel! I'd still love to own that though. I'd probably keep the grass pretty short by tearing it up with the Polaris. :D

Here's my little lawn from '08:

Image
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sun May 20, 2012 11:00 am

All this talk of mowing grass…it should be dry enough to get out and finish the tall stuff out back. I am on what is left of an old farm and the back fields I assume were old pasture ore something like that. Being at the foot of the mountain there are too many big rocks to till it from what I have seen. I mow it every couple of weeks with a woods RM660 and it looks just fine, especially from a distance. If you’re going to get that fancy Jacobson you better invest in some good turf as well, I doubt it would do a good job on my manicured weeds.

The yards around my house are old and have a lot of white clover. I like clover but it is a love hate relationship. It holds a LOT of moisture this time of year and dries up in drought but I actually like the patches of white flowers through the lawn and the bees do as well.
Wood'nCoal wrote:I'd have to switch to a set of turf tires (yes they are made that big), otherwise that nice smooth surface will be no more.

Wood’nCoal; put some R4s on the 2N for a compromise. I like them on the 4WD and they don’t rip up the grass. They may do OK on a 2WD also but I don’t know how well they would pull a plow. Assuming you have R1s on it now and you just want to mow Rob R.’s grass don’t worry about ripping up the turf, its not yours.
coalnewbie wrote:When we bought the farm the grass was 10' high and I ran into a buried car door and a huge roll of carpet on my first pass.

Coalnewbie; is Chester, NY anywhere near Kentucky or West Virginia?

SMITTY; was this you?
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 20, 2012 11:04 am

gaw wrote: ..... SMITTY; was this you? ..

That's why I don't drive anymore. Damn D.O.T. and their NO DRINKING policies! HMMPH! :annoyed:

:mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sun May 20, 2012 11:11 am

SMITTY wrote:
gaw wrote: ..... SMITTY; was this you? ..

That's why I don't drive anymore. Damn D.O.T. and their NO DRINKING policies! HMMPH! :annoyed:

:mrgreen:

I was thinking about your tow truck excitement.
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Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun May 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Coalnewbie; is Chester, NY anywhere near Kentucky or West Virginia?


Understandable confusion, nobody knows or cares where Chester NY is, I might as well have listed it as parts unknown. I don't think so as we only marry strangers around here. If your are from WV look out for election fraud upcoming. There is no way Obummer could get 60% of the votes against a convicted felon.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... I slay myself.
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