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simplicity is running a beautiful lawn contest...

See the link below...

beautiful lawn contest



Im pissed.. i never got a hat when i got my tractor... figure 5700$ for the tractor... 1700 for the thrower & 150 bucks for extra rims and 75 bucks for miscellaneous chrome..
You think after almost 7700$ id get a damned hat...


anyway all entries get a hat.. and you non simple owners.. need not apply.. they will be able to pick you out by the lack of stripes...


good luck to all..
 

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I can make stripes with chains or a piece of conveyor belt you dont need a roller to do itNANA
 

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Stripes

I've been thinking about how to get stripes on my lawn. Why? Why? ...................Because I could!

Is the best way to make up a bar of 3" pipe to follow the tractor? Or a light blade?

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jim, the stripes made by simplicity are due to the rollers at the back of the deck.... all they do is roll the grass in 1 direction.. then when you make the pass in the other direction.. the stripes show...




<img src=http://www.apartofme.com/images/Mvc-330x.jpg>

if i were to cut in 1 direction.. there would be no stripes..

actually my lawn sweeper will make stripes pretty well or as jody has suggested, some pull something behind their tractor to make the strips...

Wheres Chippy when we need him? im sure he can fabricate some sort of a pull behind roller type thing to make stripes..
 

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$5700? Wow I had no idea the Simplicity model were so expensive. Egads! You have $7700 into a GT, wow. I just could never justify that much. I would have had to get good GT for like $2500-3000 and then bought a large tractor (Ford 4000) for the remainder of the work. To each his own....Now the real question.
How much have you spent in wax?????

HAHAHA

Thanks for sharing...didn't know about the rollers! COOL!
 

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$5700? Wow I had no idea the Simplicity model were so expensive. Egads! You have $7700 into a GT, wow.



yes i agree it was expensive.. but technically it was about 5-600$ cheaper than its green counterpart... The Deere X series..

it cost about the same as the GT245 which more or less compares to the simplicity conquest line...

i had space issues and could not justify 2 tractors.. plus me, being 'mechanically challenged' an old machine, though nice would not be in my best interest....
 

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Get your pictures going SJ....good luck!NANA
i want to enter twice.. for 2 hats... i think they owe me!!!


plus i'll rat out jody and save them a hat...
 

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E-mail them and let them know they shorted you. Hats are free advertising for them. Just mentin haow much you have spent and hint you are ready to go elsewhere. If that doesn't work whine a lot and bug them!:D
 

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Originally posted by simple_john

plus i'll rat out jody and save them a hat...

Thanks allot there buddy now im going to have to use the wifes name:lmao:
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
jim, the stripes made by simplicity are due to the rollers at the back of the deck.... all they do is roll the grass in 1 direction.. then when you make the pass in the other direction.. the stripes show...

if i were to cut in 1 direction.. there would be no stripes..

actually my lawn sweeper will make stripes pretty well or as jody has suggested, some pull something behind their tractor to make the strips...

Wheres Chippy when we need him? im sure he can fabricate some sort of a pull behind roller type thing to make stripes..
I figured a small roller would do it, I just wondered how heavy it has to be to do a good job. After all, mine won't have the deck to hold it down.

I partly want to do this because the back wheels do the same thing, but not for the full width, so it would be nice to get the full width striping. And Sue likes the striped look!

I'm thinking a piece of 3" SS pipe with an axle welded in each end. Then mount hinged brackets to hold it off of the back bumper. Saves on framing that way. I think it needs to be sprung or at least just held down by weight. I shouldn't need an ACTUATOR. :D

If i need more weight, I can add it to the unsprung part of the hinge, or put in a filler fitting in the axle end of the pipe and fill with water. Maybe if I do this right, I won't have to roll the grass every spring. Just a gentle roll each week.

........a gentle roll each week.....hmmm......
 

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Thanks allot there buddy now im going to have to use the wifes name:lmao:
Jody, Feel free to use my name, ..... as long as you use my address, too:spinsmile
 

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Way to go, John. We are all very proud. You think you could spell TRACTORFORUM in your yard and send that in for the contest?

What about the kook that took an aerial photograph of his lawn?
:D :D :D

Andy
 

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Hey i made #3 on the 2nd page:partydanc
 

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You think you could spell TRACTORFORUM in your yard and send that in for the contest?

What about the kook that took an aerial photograph of his lawn?
:D :D :D

Andy
had i known it was gonna be that easy.. id have listed my town as tractorforum.com USA...
who knew..

as for the aerial view he's from the GW.. someone took pics from above properties and went door to door and sold it to him... it happened to be right after he'd cut his lawn...

Great idea i wish someone would take aerial pics around here...
 

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Originally posted by jodyand
Hey i made #3 on the 2nd page:partydanc
jody nice pic... imagine how much better it would have looked with them shiny caps on it..

<img src=http://www.simplicitymfg.com/contestimages/1085555372Broadmoor1.JPG>
 

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I just pasted that picture in there so it would look like i had a simplicity:lying: :winky: :lmao:
 

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Originally posted by admin
$5700? Wow I had no idea the Simplicity model were so expensive. Egads! You have $7700 into a GT, wow. I just could never justify that much. I would have had to get good GT for like $2500-3000 and then bought a large tractor (Ford 4000) for the remainder of the work. To each his own....Now the real question.
How much have you spent in wax?????

HAHAHA

Thanks for sharing...didn't know about the rollers! COOL!
Snow blowers can be pretty expensive. (between $2,000 - $4,000 depending on some models) But $5,700. WOW! I had no idea they were that expensive. They are right up there with the Green, Blue, and Kubota Orange paint. :D ;) It does make a real nice cut with the stripping kit included with the mower.
 
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