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Life changing experience

pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
purchased a zero-turn mower a couple weeks ago. What the heck was I thinking. Should have done this years ago. Good grief! Simply awesome!
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  • Zeiger88Zeiger88 Posts: 153
    I have had mine for 3 years and would never go back to a tractor style again. 
    BGE XL June 2017 Flameboss 300 February 2018 Mini max July 2018 Lima, Ohio 
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,758
    best lawn mower going, especially if you have trees......

    just gotta figure out how to drink a beer in one...

    t
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    tjv said:
    best lawn mower going, especially if you have trees......

    just gotta figure out how to drink a beer in one...

    t
    Need one of those hats with a straw! So damn fast you can only drink one or two!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,624
    @pgprescott - you just need a bigger lawn  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,511
    I thought you were gonna say you finally bought a Sous vide machine.  

    Regarding the miwer, I have a Troy Bilt Pony.   Not that impressed w it, but it came at a greatly reduced price w the house!  

    Enjoy the zero turn!   
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    lousubcap said:
    @pgprescott - you just need a bigger lawn  ;)
    I have a rental property that's about three times my own. That was the driving factor. I'm on the wrong side of bigger.  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    thetrim said:
    I thought you were gonna say you finally bought a Sous vide machine.  

    Regarding the miwer, I have a Troy Bilt Pony.   Not that impressed w it, but it came at a greatly reduced price w the house!  

    Enjoy the zero turn!   
    Almost bought one during the last prime event. I'm late to the party. I need more free time. 
  • Zeiger88Zeiger88 Posts: 153
    tjv said:
    best lawn mower going, especially if you have trees......

    just gotta figure out how to drink a beer in one...

    t
    Need one of those hats with a straw! So damn fast you can only drink one or two!
    I got it down to where I hold my beer in one hand and steer with the other it's tacks some practice but you will get it
    BGE XL June 2017 Flameboss 300 February 2018 Mini max July 2018 Lima, Ohio 
  • Bought one last fall. Worth every penny. They should be going on sale soon.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,427
    Let's see pictures of some new paint? Mine looks like crap, so something new would look good. 
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  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,018
    edited August 2017
    My FIL has a Dixie Chopper mower. He won't let me use it. Says it is dangerously fast.
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,093
    My life changing experience was when I hired a guy to mow my yard ( I have been the yard boy for my family since I was 12 years old)  They can do in 15 mins. that would take me all day.  Life is good. 
    Live fast. die young, and leave a well marbled corps. 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,507
    Nice man!
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
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  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,739
    Takes practice, but you can steer with one hand. I'm out of practice...
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,427
    Takes practice, but you can steer with one hand. I'm out of practice...
    Tell us exactly how your FIL cuts your grass?
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    Let's see pictures of some new paint? Mine looks like crap, so something new would look good. 
    I got this one. Simplicity Courier 52. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,945
    Nice mower!  I'm headed the other way. I'm retiring the rider after 17yrs of solid service. I can push mow the grass at the new place in less than 10 mins. I'll end up buying a Honda. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,739
    Takes practice, but you can steer with one hand. I'm out of practice...
    Tell us exactly how your FIL cuts your grass?
    Well, I'm usually not here. He also doesn't drink. At least not in front of anyone. He's gotten slack on the trimming, but does blow off the driveway. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,983
    Nice mower!  I'm headed the other way. I'm retiring the rider after 17yrs of solid service. I can push mow the grass at the new place in less than 10 mins. I'll end up buying a Honda. 
    Honda pusher here too. It's one of my favorite purchases behind my eggs. BUT--get the commercial mower. Not the big box store version. I got the lesser for use my moms house, big mistake; and big difference. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    Jeremiah said:
    Nice mower!  I'm headed the other way. I'm retiring the rider after 17yrs of solid service. I can push mow the grass at the new place in less than 10 mins. I'll end up buying a Honda. 
    Honda pusher here too. It's one of my favorite purchases behind my eggs. BUT--get the commercial mower. Not the big box store version. I got the lesser for use my moms house, big mistake; and big difference. 
    I bought a husqvarna with a Honda engine a couple years ago. Front wheel self propelled. Very happy with it. Honda is the bomb. 
  • GymGym Posts: 337
    Funny you posted this. I've had a zero turn for quite a few years now and love it. 2 days ago, I got a little too close to the ditch and somehow manage to pretty much roll the thing ontop myself. Motor didn't stall and blades did not shut off! It was a little sketchy. I managed to get the blades disengaged, then pushed the mower off myself... Kept cutting grass.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    Gym said:
    Funny you posted this. I've had a zero turn for quite a few years now and love it. 2 days ago, I got a little too close to the ditch and somehow manage to pretty much roll the thing ontop myself. Motor didn't stall and blades did not shut off! It was a little sketchy. I managed to get the blades disengaged, then pushed the mower off myself... Kept cutting grass.
    Scary. I definitely am aware of the commercial nature of these things. Less safety features etc. good to hear you are ok. Wow!
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,739
    edited August 2017
    Back when I actually did mow, I spun off into the ditch a couple of times. Never flipped. Be careful. They're heavy and will slide. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,018
    I've got this Honda. I will never buy another Murray Briggs and Stratton again. Actually, I will probably never buy another push mower again, as this one seems bulletproof. Cranks first pull, every pull, run smooth and quiet. Sharpen blade, change oil and air filter and spark plug and it is good for the season. Also I only use non-ethanol gas. Not a zero turn, but lawn is not big enough to justify one of those. Still would like to borrow the Dixie Chopper sometime.




  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,945
    Jeremiah said:
    Nice mower!  I'm headed the other way. I'm retiring the rider after 17yrs of solid service. I can push mow the grass at the new place in less than 10 mins. I'll end up buying a Honda. 
    Honda pusher here too. It's one of my favorite purchases behind my eggs. BUT--get the commercial mower. Not the big box store version. I got the lesser for use my moms house, big mistake; and big difference. 
    I'm not a fan of big box stores for those types of purchases. Big box stores determine the price point for everything and the manufacturers have to use cheaper parts/materials etc to meet the required price points. 
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,293
    Zero turn is way to go... had my Exmark for 4 years...
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,427
    Nice Pete.  

    Simplicity will lay some mean stripes as most have a stripe roller on the back of the deck.  

    The grass up in your neck of the woods, you should have no problem with a Fenway Park look!  
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    Nice Pete.  

    Simplicity will lay some mean stripes as most have a stripe roller on the back of the deck.  

    The grass up in your neck of the woods, you should have no problem with a Fenway Park look!  
    Thanks, but I'm going for the Wrigley Field look! lol. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,983
    Zero turn is way to go... had my Exmark for 4 years...
    Exmark is a good brand. From what I've seen and been told, I'd look hard at one if I was in that market. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
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