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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by GARY C » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm

Kevin Johnson wrote:
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GARY C wrote: I find it funny that they put auto sensor halogen lights on a lawn mower, so far I like the forward reverse hydro drive what ever thingy, I just hope it lasts or I will have to learn something new in the mower repair wold. :)
Don't try to use it as an N-series tractor -- you should be fine.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Dave Koehler » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:49 pm

That's what I am getting at Gary. It is doubtful your deck is set correctly. Do a YouTube search. Once you know how to do it it's no big deal.
Heck, the how to might even be in the manual.
FWIW it took a while for me to grasp this also.
I went through the same thing with my JDs, all much older than yours. I cut at the 3" level.

The cutting short advice is code for hell, I don't really know, go away.
Learn how set it up and have fun or ignore it and scalp the lawn.

You must resist the urge to mow in order for the grass to grow enough to mow at a 3" height.
Raking out the dead grass at least once a year helps also.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by GARY C » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:03 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:49 pm
That's what I am getting at Gary. It is doubtful your deck is set correctly. Do a YouTube search. Once you know how to do it it's no big deal.
Heck, the how to might even be in the manual.
FWIW it took a while for me to grasp this also.
I went through the same thing with my JDs, all much older than yours. I cut at the 3" level.

The cutting short advice is code for hell, I don't really know, go away.
Learn how set it up and have fun or ignore it and scalp the lawn.

You must resist the urge to mow in order for the grass to grow enough to mow at a 3" height.
Raking out the dead grass at least once a year helps also.
Thats the easy part. :D
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Dave Koehler » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:18 pm

Heck, I would get a goat if it didn't cost so much to put up a fence.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Kevin Johnson » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:47 am

The house next door to us was turned into a grow house for pot (we learned this much later). They kept geese to act as natural wardens (like the Romans) and a couple goats to keep the back yard trimmed. I watched from my shop as the goats climbed trees and went on their roof. Then came the wondrous day that they worked out they they could escape by pushing on old boards in the fence.

Another neighbor captured a pygmy goat that had escaped from somewhere in the neighborhood. He asked Samantha if she would like it -- of course she would! When he picked it up it screamed in an almost human voice like it was being murdered. He set it down and it made a bee-line to my shop and promptly disappeared. I kept having the feeling that I was being watched and sure enough I was.

It would go to the fence to call to the other goats. When the goats escaped from the fence Samantha called a number that the neighbor had left as an emergency contact. A Hispanic man and crew showed up with a large livestock trailer complete with saddled horse and lasso. The older man was an expert horseman and snagged the goats easily. I asked them if they wanted the pygmy goat too and a group of them came into my shop to find it. It was snuggled down behind a boxed compressor unit. It could hide in the most incredibly small places.

Yes!!
Definitely get some goats to trim your lawn. Your life will be greatly enriched by new and exciting experiences. Perhaps they will locate problem areas with your roof? They could trim down that nasty bit of grass that sits between the two blades on the mower deck.

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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Speedbump » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am

Maybe not quite as entertaining as the political stuff, but it's amusing to an AZ kid to listen you ya' all go on and on about mowers and grass. :)
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Dave Koehler » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:52 am

Speedbump wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am
Maybe not quite as entertaining as the political stuff, but it's amusing to an AZ kid to listen you ya' all go on and on about mowers and grass. :)
I see your sand rake and raise you a snowblower.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by GARY C » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
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Heck, I would get a goat if it didn't cost so much to put up a fence.
The draw back to goats is the eat your lawn furniture and everything else. I never did a fence because I hate weed eating around stuff.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by GARY C » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:04 pm

Speedbump wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am
Maybe not quite as entertaining as the political stuff, but it's amusing to an AZ kid to listen you ya' all go on and on about mowers and grass. :)
I am in Tx and thought about doing a desert decor in my yard so I didn't have to deal with grass but then you have dust and dirt, Then again I guess you could just clear epoxy everything.
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Re: Cub Cadet Warning!

Post by Speedbump » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Hey, it's patina! How you ever going to get patina on the hot rod if you don't give it a place to grow?...and those sand rakes come in coarse, medium and fine, Dave, depending on your preference.
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