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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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What a joke

So for chits and giggles I purchased a 32" homeowner grade zero turn last week. I "thought" it would speed up the process on some of these private party lawns I have, and quite frankly I was getting sick and tired of using the 33" walk behind.
Needless to say, this little turd is going in the shed and come spring will be sold to the highest offer.

If only a quality company made a nice 30-32" commercial grade ztr. I know I've seen 36"s but they just don't quite squeeze through those 36" chain link gates.
This winter I'm on the hunt for a stand on, not because I need one but because I want one.
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So for chits and giggles I purchased a 32" homeowner grade zero turn last week. I "thought" it would speed up the process on some of these private party lawns I have, and quite frankly I was getting sick and tired of using the 33" walk behind.
Needless to say, this little turd is going in the shed and come spring will be sold to the highest offer.

If only a quality company made a nice 30-32" commercial grade ztr. I know I've seen 36"s but they just don't quite squeeze through those 36" chain link gates.
This winter I'm on the hunt for a stand on, not because I need one but because I want one.
We have a couple of 48"/52" walk behind scags. Been looking for a <36" walk behind and they seem to cost more than my other ones.
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You cold just do what some of the hacks I seen have done. Pull down a 6' section of dog eared fencing and drive right in, or cut the 4'x4' gate post off at the ground. That is what a $25 grass cut will get you.
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These are owner occupied, little old ladies for the most part. I really don't think Gma is gonna appreciate me cobbling her fence together every time I come over to mow.
I have followed behind those you speak of in regards to ripping sections of fencing out. I always appreciated that, saves me the hassle of having to untrailer the WB.
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I am not a hack but I will unscrew a section of fence and lay it aside.

Even do it at a residential I mow with a good sized back yard.
The home owners were happy to see how easy it is because they weren't sure how they were
going to get a mini X in the side gate thats 42''. They've gotta dig up a sewer line or some thing in the back.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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I imagine you reinstall the panel when your finished. I'm talking about hacks. We have find panels laying on the ground in side yards, busted up from kids jumping on them, or sawdust all over the ground from where they cut the posts. You have to call that crap in or your the last known suspect at the property and become liable. And we have never recieved an approval to make the repairs.
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Yeah I put them back and no I've never cut posts to get in.
I've never even thought of that.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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I'll slide chain link to the side on a repo as my smallest mower is a 48" and we have some that have 1/4+ acre back yards. Just secure it with a zip tie when i'm done and cut the zip tie the next cycle. Had one last year on such a tight lot i had to roll a push mower through the living room!!!
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I'll slide chain link to the side on a repo as my smallest mower is a 48" and we have some that have 1/4+ acre back yards. Just secure it with a zip tie when i'm done and cut the zip tie the next cycle. Had one last year on such a tight lot i had to roll a push mower through the living room!!!
I've done that as well, sometimes you gotta just improvise. It's the 1/2+ acre rear yards that even a 33" WB won't fit through a gate on that get me irked. That's when I politely ask the homeowner if they are interested in a slightly more accessible gate. If it's a repo...I improvise.
I remember one property that was on a very large hill. Rear yard at the highest elevation was probably 14' above grade, it was tiered with timbers for retaining walls. No possible way to get any kind of mower up to the top level, after a discussion with the broker a decision was made that it just had to be some sort of invasive grass up there that needed to be poisoned immediately (her idea not mine). Ya gotta appreciate the brokers that actually GET IT.
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LOL, yep, years ago we had a condo with about 3' between structures. Two guys had to carry a push mower thru the front door and out the rear slider. Then went back to pick the grass off the carpet after they were done. I'm sure that was a hoot with the neighbors!
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