Thanks, John.Originally posted by simple_john
Joker: Welcome to the forum..
I've got several shade trees on the property and I don't like raking (especially in the fall). In addition, I'm Navy and have a tendancy to miss a cut or two (due to being gone) which can leave some pretty thick clippings lines behind when I get back to 7" high grass.Originally posted by simple_john
IMO i would not want to bag...
I used to just cut the lawn (regular deck) and only sweep up the clippings if the grass was very thick...
...bagging , to me, seems to be like pulling all of the mulched nutrients away from your lawn.
Do you think it would pulverize the clippings of 7" grass to the point of not needing a raking? How about fall leaves?Originally posted by simple_john
This year i put a mulching kit on my deck[/B]
Ya gotta love this internet. It actually helped steer me away from a possible lemon. I was researching a Cub 3210 that was for sale and I read (from several different sources) that the transaxles on that model tend to go bad without warning. Unfortunately the cost of replacement or repair exceeded the value of the tractor. That's when I started to ask around about Simps. I haven't read or heard anything bad about them. In fact, it seems like of owners that are loyal to other brands even have good input about them. The quality of the machine and the cut is held in high regard.Originally posted by simple_john
what are you looking for in a tractor? cutting alone?
what type & size of yard?
Nope. That'll will be part of my inquisition...or errr...inquiring this morning.Originally posted by simple_john
I a mechano-feeb but it seems strange that they had to replace the motor after 7 years.. did the dealer indicate why?
It's a 17hp Vanguard. Is that a single or twin? BTW, does your bagger ever clog?Originally posted by AlbanyBob
Do you know what engine is in it, 12.5, 14, 16HP Vanguards?[/B]