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looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:39:42 am »
http://www.hustlerturf.com/products/fastrak-super-duty.html

any one have anything like this? are you pleased with the performance if so? I must have made hubby a bit excited with this! He told me im cute when i shop for motor toys. lol

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 09:28:05 am »
LOL!!   :-X  :-X  :-X

   I am too cheap mommap.  I buy 250 dollar lawn mowers and fix them up.  I use an older JD 300 L&G tractor I actually paid 500 dollars for and rebuilt the deck.   Before that I had an LT125 JD I rebuilt the rear end on. Before that was a craftsman I cobbled an engine onto..   I did spend a LOT of money to buy my wife a NICE Cub cadet... and it has had the SNOT beat out of it.. it looks like a 250 dollar lawn mower now.. still mows but its on its last leg.    It has become a joke in this town to look at someone mower and ask what they hit.. the reply..  I DIDNT HIT ANYTHING!!
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   I will be thankful when it dies, and in fact, I may just walk out there myself and put a bullet in it to save myself a lot of trouble..   Oh yeah, she has to wear a G suit when she mows to counteract the effect of G forces when she turns....
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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 10:01:32 am »
 :laugh: we have a craftsman now and a gofer problem. the only thing i have ever done is sink a tire in a tunle that had washed an i dident know till after the fact! the important part is i did not summon the hubby to pull it out. Should have seen the look i got when man no longer herd mowing sounds and came to look as to why.  I some times use the mower but for the most part i try to leave that his bit of yard work.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 12:46:23 pm »
 Looks like a great zero turn mower, don't know the price but when I shoped for one 3 years ago the best price and zero turn I found was a john deer one, the mower deck I believe in indestructible. It is still going strong and will be the fourth year with it.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 03:59:07 pm »
Nice looking unit.
Just bought a Toro last fall.  Bought the commercial grade.  4 year @ 0%, 4 year warranty.  Boys are loving it.  I'll have to learn to use it before they move out.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 05:03:02 pm »
I needed something I could drive with one hand because of all the tree branches and briars that have to be avoided and driven under and pushed out of the way.

I ended up getting a Snapper 52" cut, 27 HP.  The thing about it is that I only got to drive it once.  My dad confiscated it and, along with a little cart I bought for him to pull behind it from Lowe's,  he drives it all over the property now and keeps the yard mowed, the fruit trees and grape vines pruned, etc.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 11:14:01 pm »
get some goats or sheep instead

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 12:43:36 am »
"get some goats or sheep instead"

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 01:42:03 am »
As long as I have bees i don't have the heart to mow my dandelions   :D


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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 08:40:00 am »
I've got a self propelled Toro that had the self propelled part give out a year ago, so I stripped out the drive and use it as a push mower. The only problem with that is they are twice as heavy as a regular push mower.
This may be the year I go ride on. If I do, the son will probably then actually offer to mow the lawn.  :P
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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 03:01:32 pm »

This may be the year I go ride on. If I do, the son will probably then actually offer to mow the lawn.  :P


Tha'ts how it worked here  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 07:43:45 am »
A lot of people around here run the grasshopper mowers. I can get you a good deal on one. A friend of mine owns the grasshopper dealership here.
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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 10:24:02 am »
we have a local dealer who is within three miles of us and if it ever needed service he would do house calls and transport to his shop if need be. I consider that a big plus since we dont have a trailer.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 07:58:39 am »
Got our mower home last night ended up going with the hustler raptor sd. Its so cool! cant wait to see it tackle my yard.


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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 08:33:12 am »
Know what you mean on wanting to try it out, got mine in the morning of a summer day and had the whole yard mowed by 2 clock. You got a great mower, remember you steer it like you would a shoping cart in walmart.

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Re: looking at adding a new addition to team yard work!
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 12:18:38 pm »
i worked for walmart as a customer service manager and do you know how many times id see people crash those carts!   think my driving skills might be a lil better  :laugh:    iv seen whole displays taken out.