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Old 06-14-2017, 04:48 PM   #1
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OT- Tractors, Mowers, Power Equipment Thread!

I've found myself talking mowers and equipment a lot lately, figured we could have a dedicated thread since its not related to buses. A place to talk tractors, mowers, farm implements, anything really.
I recently picked up a SWEET lil push mower. A commercial Sarlo with Yanmar single cylinder air cooled diesel! paid $635. Engine is worth double that!




I didn't really NEED that mower, but I know a deal when I see one and its a QUALITY machine built to last forever. can't go wrong!

Traded the Sarlo today, though. Got a KILLER deal I couldn't pass up. Guy I mow for/with has an elderly lady customer whose husband passed away years ago, shortly after he'd bought a nice commercial mower to use in his HUGE yard. Its an EverRide. REALLY stout, really amazing mowers! She sold it to Adam who traded it to me for the Sarlo and $500! SCORE! Even got an extra, new battery! This EverRide has 299 hours on the meter and looks nearly new. Sat over 5 years in that lady's garage untouched. Other than some new fluids, some greasing, and some air in the tires it should be good to go! This is a serious mower, anyone who knows commercial mowers knows about these EverRides.

My lawn mowing life just got immeasurably better!!!



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I use the name 'turf' for a reason.

I taught sports turf management and turf science for 10 years at the local college.

my mower is a Toro Groundsmaster. 64" cut, 28hp 3 cylinder diesel. she's 20 years old and a beast. knocks down my 5 acres easy. i think i only put about 15 hours on it last year.



oh and turf rhymes with my name too. before the teaching gig, i had a lawn care business, Durf's Turf.
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all battery powered. 0 fumes, 0 oils, 0 gas/diesel

had these for over 2 years now. loving it so far.
For the average dude with small yard, it is great.
charge & go.

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I use the name 'turf' for a reason.

I taught sports turf management and turf science for 10 years at the local college.

my mower is a Toro Groundsmaster. 64" cut, 28hp 3 cylinder diesel. she's 20 years old and a beast. knocks down my 5 acres easy. i think i only put about 15 hours on it last year.



oh and turf rhymes with my name too. before the teaching gig, i had a lawn care business, Durf's Turf.
Toro, and lots of other old manufacturers, used to build a damn good machine.
My buddy/employer has a fleet of 2015+ Toros and they've been ok but a couple have been very problematic. They sure don't build em like they used to. That's one hell of a machine you mow on, Turf!!!
I'm also a fan of old Ferris and Yazoo machines.
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all battery powered. 0 fumes, 0 oils, 0 gas/diesel

had these for over 2 years now. loving it so far.
For the average dude with small yard, it is great.
charge & go.

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They say in the next ten years the whole industry will mostly be electric powered stuff.
As of now- I can mow, edge, trim, and blow four yards by the time you've mowed your front yard!
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They say in the next ten years the whole industry will mostly be electric powered stuff.
As of now- I can mow, edge, trim, and blow four yards by the time you've mowed your front yard!
well, I think we are comparing apples and oranges.
for my circumstances battery powered is more practical.
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robots and lasers are the wave of the future

You've never seen a mower like this one!
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all battery powered. 0 fumes, 0 oils, 0 gas/diesel
the way of politics now we can be expecting some good ole coal burning

just in the toy category, i have an old honda trail bike i've posted in the scooter thread and i have this atv as a replacement for riding the scooter in mountains now.
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and i personalized it as my own Colorado edition.... too bad its not green
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Here is my mower- 31HP gasser w/ 60" cut Exmark Laser Z that I bought new about 10 years ago. Added a sprayer rig for weed/fert. Runs good, no major issues.

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