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thought id talk about my tractor for a change.... :furious:

its still clogging the chute when it cuts.. i set the setting at 5 (almost the highests etting) it helped a little.. but the cut is not great.. right now.. the 'love affair' with my tractor is over...


I need a chance to clean the deck and swap back to my oem blades.. I think the gators are cutting so small and lifting the grass its clogging up..


Thats me.. but hows everyones else doing?
any problems?

how are some of those new machines working out??
 

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You have a tractor??!!:D

Just kidding! I know it's so easy to get caught up in everything else around here.

I'm surprised you are still using the gators after developing the clogging problem. From what I remember, you didn't have any problems with the original blades right?

Mine are doing pretty good. I got that last 1050 running good( the $75 parts tractor). Not much else going on with them, I did pick up a tiller on ebay last week for the 1050's. Should be delivered in the next few days. Hopefully it will work as well as described. Would like to dig into the 68 and get that running. I think I have most of the parts I need, if I can still find all of them. It seems the more I concentrate on these, the more I neglect everything else!
 

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I got a little White I think LGT-165 It runs okay but must not charge. Batterie is always dead. Cuts OK not very great but OK all the same.
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Well mine is just fine runs great cuts great and looks GREAT:D
 

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My mower attacks the field grass/Fescue/Lespedesa that's in my converted pasture with aplomb. But even though it throws the grass 6 or 7 feet, it leaves a nice blanket of grass clippings if I go more than a week or so between mowings. Not sure if Gators would make the clippings less course and less visible or not.

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My new rotary cutter is great. The area the the left of the picture was thick Fescue/Weeds/Lespedesa about hood high to the tractor. I mowed it kind of high to top it off.

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Originally posted by sixchows
Jody
How are the new hubcaps doing? Any problems with them?
They are as shiny as ever:D No problems with them. Hey Mow you have a nice place:thumbsup:
 

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My Deere LT150H is at 60 some hours now with no problems. I did have to tighten the battery terminals. The deck belt was looking a little worn so I replaced it just before the warranty run out. I'm wondering if the mulching blades wear the deck belt faster or if I just got an old one that had laid at the factory. The other tranny drive belt looks like new yet. I only remember changing the belts on the old Jake once in 15 years. Still very happy I got it. I like the chrome hubs but I hate to cover my waxed shinny yellow rims.:D

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dittos to what jody said mowhowardcurt... thats a nice looking spread you got there....
 

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well you HAD to ask huh?

The little 224 is still staling whn hot, but runs fine with the hood off so thats how I have been mowing.

The 444 is STILL torn apart waiting for me to have some time to devote to it. Kinda a lost summer realy, and nothing is getting done
 

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My 1979 Deere is running great! My new 1984 Deere is still spread all over the basement waiting for paint. And my newest Deere 210 is cutting grass every week, and really needs a seat cover BAD, as the cracked vinyl keeps pinching my butt:D
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
dittos to what jody said mowhowardcurt... thats a nice looking spread you got there....
Thanks, John. I usually mow in squares, except where my future driveway will be (see second pic). Recently extended out an "s" shaped area that I will let grow and top off with a rotary cutter every so often.

Any how, I followed the new contour this time and didn't "square off" while finish mowing. After I was done, I had killer curved stripes, just like your pic of your yard that was taken from up high.

I like to alternate mowing patterns so I either "square it off" or "simple_john" it. The latter is named in your honor. :D
 

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Originally posted by MowHoward2210
I had killer curved stripes,
I like to alternate mowing patterns so I either "square it off" or "simple_john" it. The latter is named in your honor. :D
A pattern named after me.....
Im Soooo proud!!! :furious: :furious:


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Mine was going great so far this year. I still have three mowers and they are all running great. The ZTR does cut the mowing roughly in half, but it doesn't do great in the tight areas. I still use my LT for the tight areas and the areas that deserve to be brush hogged.
 

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Having absolutely no experience whatsoever with a ztr, I am confused by it not working in tight areas. I always thought that was the purpose of them. Don't they turn on a dime and therefore get real close or is the deck just too wide for certain areas?
 

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Decks to wide to get between some of the trees. The ones out in the open tend to be a piece of cake to go around. I went from having 2 hrs/ week of trimming to about 1/2 hr. max. Makes me very happy.
 

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JD LT133 4 years old, running fine - 1956 lo-boy always starts, did some driveway grading - got a little hot, but never gave up.
 

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I've had a slow leak in my LF all season. Don't have time to take it off, so I just add 5 lbs everytime I use the tractor. Have a taken a lot of thorny locust trees down, but still have a lot. Is Slime or something similar advisable?
 

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Originally posted by MowHoward2210
I've had a slow leak in my LF all season. Don't have time to take it off, so I just add 5 lbs everytime I use the tractor. Have a taken a lot of thorny locust trees down, but still have a lot. Is Slime or something similar advisable?
Ive never used the slime.. i think duc has said he uses it..
 
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