Proud Member of the 1K Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cadillac Michigan Northern LP
Re: More than I need for size of my yard
I’m on 1/4 acre lot with 3 adjoining lots mostly wooded. I didn’t NEED a four wheel drive, shaft driven, 54” deck tractor with power steering and hydraulic deck lift either, but I threw the belt on the 44” snowblower one last time in the middle of winter. It’s been working fine for my son-in-law for the last three years. I probably didn’t “NEED” the electric mounted spreader or the 10P cart either, but they were part of the deal and I sure have enjoyed them. I know I didn’t “NEED” the 54” snowblower either, but it was the icing on the cake 🎂. The only problem with it is getting done too quickly, probably why I started doing 6-12 other neighbors driveways when I go out, 4 of which are elderly widows or widowers, the rest are just because I enjoy helping neighbors, especially when we get one of those big snow storms like last year, 16” that got rained on creating a 2” layer of crust on top. Way too many heart attacks waiting to happen, not to mention the care givers that couldn’t get into some houses and yep, I enjoyed it. Then when the rain came and the snow slid off the the widow’s new steel roof. She worked at it for a half hour in front of the single car garage and got one 24” pass out and across done. I finished the rest in 10 minutes. Her 300’ drive took longer after the big snow when I saw her garage door propped open with a step ladder after the garage door opener tore the bracket off the door that was frozen to the floor. Needless to say she was thrilled when it was cleared.
When it helps you get all your work done faster and easier, it’s NOT TOO MUCH!!! Both faster and easier gain in value as you age and when you feel good, you can enjoy the “helping out the neighbor(s)”.
I started helping mow the soccer field that turned into everything, because it looks better, at the local Christian school and was done in 2.5 hours compared to yesterday using their 46” poor cutting, manual steering, poor riding Cub Cadet that took 4.5 hours and feeling like I got run over by a Mack truck when done. Then is when I really appreciated my tractor!
JD 2014 X738; 25.5 hp; HDAP tires; 54” deck auto-connect; hyd. angle quick hitch;
adapted to Cyclone Rake Commander Pro; 54” snowblower; front PTO kit; LP41114 Enclosure; LED lighting; 54” blade; 125# mounted spreader; 10P cart
Scotts 2002 L17.542 17.5 hp; 42" w/bagger
Sold Husqvarna 2010 GTH27V52LS w/52" fab deck
Craftsman DLT2000, 48”
Ariens ST824 snowblower
SIL JD 2009 X360; 22 hp; 48" deck; w/mulch kit; 2015 44" Snowblower & Soft cab; 2x 42# weights,chains; cab mounted LED lighting
Last edited by RT3360; 07-04-2019 at 07:20 AM.