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Old 06-02-2017, 06:46 PM   #461
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I need to remember to keep an eye on the flyers for Father's Day sales. I can't find my cordless drill. Could use an air hammer/chisel. Maybe a second angle grinder.
I have 2 angle grinders. I bought one not knowing I had one from years ago which I just found in the garage a month ago...It was brand new
It sure came in handy because I have my wire wheel on one and a cutting disc on the other.

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Old 06-05-2017, 04:47 AM   #462
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So its been raining and I've been mowing like crazy.
Picking this diesel mower today in GA. Yanmar 9hp push mower!

Only $635, another GovDeals score! These sold for over $2500 new.

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I got another guy to actually spray the bus when its FINALLY prepped!
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:31 AM   #463
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a diesel mower?? holy crap that things gotta be great in overly-tal grass.. it will just chug-chug-chug
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:36 AM   #464
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a diesel mower?? holy crap that things gotta be great in overly-tal grass.. it will just chug-chug-chug
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And supposed to only use one gallon of fuel per 8 hours!
Should be an awesome lil mower for back yards and strip malls.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #465
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So its been raining and I've been mowing like crazy.
Picking this diesel mower today in GA. Yanmar 9hp push mower!

Only $635, another GovDeals score! These sold for over $2500 new.

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Didn't know there were diesel "lawn mowers" until they got 6 foot tires and a deer logo on them.

The gf is looking for a lawn mower. Nothing like you have; just a $20 19" used mower. What happened to all of those. New they are $145. Used they are still like $50. Garage sales, flea markets, moving sales... you couldn't give the damn things away now you can't buy them for less than half the store cost.
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Those huge wheels will get you far real fast. Nice score. How wide is it?

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:38 AM   #467
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Didn't know there were diesel "lawn mowers" until they got 6 foot tires and a deer logo on them.

The gf is looking for a lawn mower. Nothing like you have; just a $20 19" used mower. What happened to all of those. New they are $145. Used they are still like $50. Garage sales, flea markets, moving sales... you couldn't give the damn things away now you can't buy them for less than half the store cost.
I still see the $20 mowers that run in ohio at garage sales.. a friend of mine just got one for free from a neighbor that curbed it when they moved.. runs like new.. first pull start

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I still see the $20 mowers that run in ohio at garage sales.. a friend of mine just got one for free from a neighbor that curbed it when they moved.. runs like new.. first pull start
Grrrr... when are you going to OH next?
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Battery powered mower way to for me. 0 cans of fuel in my garage. Charge and go

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Old 06-05-2017, 04:34 PM   #470
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Those huge wheels will get you far real fast. Nice score. How wide is it?

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Its a 24". Should cut like a CHAMP! I got a few pics today.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:04 PM   #471
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Its a 24". Should cut like a CHAMP! I got a few pics today.
Great!! We like pics

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This mower is so COOL!

Cost me $635 out the door with tax and fees. They were about $2700 new!
The lil Yanmar single starts up first pull, but you HAVE TO remember to release the compression or its not fun.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:20 PM   #473
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I've never ever seen anything like that. Very cool.

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I've never ever seen anything like that. Very cool.

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In parts of FL and GA, they make inmates mow with these.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:11 AM   #475
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No kidding? Well with the huge tires, the wide cut and diesel, you made out. It'll last you and keep its value for a very long time.

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Yeah, with the Yanmar, its quite a rare, odd, but badass mower.
Made here in FL, too.
We now have a range of sizes. A 21", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 54", and 60"! That's between myself and my buddy Adam who I mow with.
Picking up the 48" today, its an Ever-Ride!
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:54 AM   #477
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Most of this side is sanded. Rain has kept pace to a slow, slow crawl.
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This is some serious acreage sanding a bus. I've sanded the front, rear and one entire side so far. I still have the driver's side and the roof to go for a first pass. Been working on the shady side because we went from rain to warm weather.

The monotony of sanding is starting to remind me of rivets and sawing insulation.

On that new mower, if that engine is that economical it might make a good power source for an economical generator. I've seen those for sale here, but it's been years.
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That's what I was thinking.
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CB, Roxy sure has a great taste in tools, lol!

That should keep her busy. Happy wife equals Happy Life.

I have a Yanmar compact tractor, 2 cyl. diesel,15 hp, low and hi range and locking diff. 4wd with snow plow and 60" mower. Works all day in any temp, water cooled and really is a fuel miser.

Nice find Roxy!

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