Possibly the new hotness?...I guess, maybe...

edited August 2017 in Everything and Nothing
The trusty old Cub Cadet 1042 has mostly given up the ghost. Repair estimate is well above what it's valued.
It's been a reliable mower & has been abused & asked to do more than it was designed for, most likely.

Replacement will either be:

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or:

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Both get good reviews, but the Ariens offers similar features for less $$

-welded decks
-stout frames
-high back seats
-Kawasaki engines

Both dealerships are close by.

I will look forward to snicking through the gears...
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  • If you got a lawn tractor it could take other attachments.

    Just sayin'.
  • Yeah, that's a good thought.

    I do have access to larger versions of just about anything I would need to attach, though.

    Bobcats, back hoes, snow plow...

    I might get a cart to tow.
  • edited August 2017
    Old hotness is best hotness:

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    - more square
    - surprisingly fast; like tie an old door to the hitch and drag your friends for fun fast
    - able to survive even the biggest idiot through ages 10-18

  • You could get a BX80.


  • I used to have that exact same snapper!
  • edited August 2017
    My uncle got one of those swivel mower things. He said that it makes mowing his lawn a lot easier. I think my mower is better:
























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    It even comes with attachments:

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  • LOL, you're terrible.

  • Is that really your property?  What's that thing next to the shed?
  • Looks like it might be an evaporative cooler for an HVAC system.
  • My mower won't be deported in the coming weeks.
  • ZedZed
    edited August 2017
    2.FOH. said:

    My mower won't be deported in the coming weeks.

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  • edited August 2017
    JIMP - Those are just generic images. If tried to take real pics of my lawn crew, they'd all run off screaming, "Deportacion! Deportacion!"

    Mark - It would be soooooo hard to find replacements here in TX. :P
  • See? This is why we need a wall!
  • 2.FOH. said:

    See? This is why we need a wall!

    With Sharks with lasers!

  • So I ended up getting the Hustler Raptor.
    The dealer is a 10 minute walk from my house.They were offering 0% financing.
    I went & checked out the Ariens & prices have actually gone up. The Hustler was
    only $200 bucks more. I told the Hustler dealer I was looking at Ariens & he was
    honest, saying "you know, they're both really good machines.

    He threw in 2yrs free maintenance/blade sharpening. Plus I know his family, so..

    It's a great little machine. Very maneuverable. 3hr mowing time was cut in half & 
    that was my 1st time using a zero turn. The "limited" comes with wider, more agressive tires.
    They say you shouldn't mow any slopes steeper than 15 degrees. I have a couple that measured
    16, but this thing went up & down them real easy .

    Gaze upon it's sleek lines..

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  • Nice! Congrats, isn't it great to get stuff done faster and better than before?
  • It is indeed.

    & it's actually kind of fun. I'm sure the novelty will wear off.


  • 2.FOH. said:

    It is indeed.


    & it's actually kind of fun. I'm sure the novelty will wear off.


    I've a client with a few acres to his yard.  He likes using his after a few years.  He used to use an actual tractor towing reels.

    The only thing he doesn't like is the cut. His is a John Deere.


    Nice mower.  I used my mower, a walk behind, yesterday.  Took a bit less than a half hour including moving the adirondack chairs.  Think about an electric.  Or a gravel yard.
  • I can help with that...
  • MC Escher said:

    I can help with that...

    The core problem is that I hate having a yard.  Worse, I have some enormous trees , roughly four times the highth of a two storey home, surrounded by ivy beds.  So, I can't just walk a square area and be done.  I hate trees.  I hate tree leaves.  I hate tree roots.  I fetch an axe a few weeks ago to chop down a much smaller tree that was touching the house.  I didn't realize how much leg strength is involved in working an axe and ended up walking funny for a few days.

    I tried to talk Mrs. Zuk into pea gravel over the entire half acre yard at the previous place.  She wouldn't go for it.  If I had lots of spare money, I would:

    -have all the the big trees taken down,
    -rip all the sprinkler plumbing and light wiring out of the front yard,
    -pave the while thing, and
    -give Slap my mower.
  • edited August 2017
    Don't the trees help keep the house cooler in the summer?

    That lowers your electric bill.

    The mower helps destroy the ozone, too.
    That has to feel good as well, right?
  • You let the trees fill in until you have a sun blocking canopy, you plant myrtle all over the ground and then you ignore the leaves.
  • nbody said:

    MC Escher said:

    The core problem is that I hate having a yard.

    Me too.  What's worse is that I think my grass knows I hate it and regularly commits suicide.  I've thought about moving to Arizona just to avoid having a lawn.
  • Ok, having used it twice, I really should've done this a while ago.

    It's fast enough that I need to fill a couple holes/low spots so as not to go all Dukes of Hazzard...yeeeehawwww
  • 2.FOH. said:

    They say you shouldn't mow any slopes steeper than 15 degrees. I have a couple that measured

    16, but this thing went up & down them real easy
    living on the wild side
  • You know, 15 degrees is a LOT of slope. Like 28%.

    That's a helluva fucking hill.
  • I should probably get a roll bar.
  • 2.FOH. said:

    I should probably get a roll bar.

    ... and a seat belt, so you stay in the seat and not smooshed by the roll bar.
  • I'll weld a full cage
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