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I guess I'm gonna hafta give up some of my mowing so one of my twins can take it over...Makes me sad in a way but in a way its about time.....:bannana:

He has been helping me off and on for a year or so but now he wants it all to himself so I let him have it. He'll do our yard then out neighbors. Its a good start.

Its been a slow time for me when it comes to mowers....so I thought you all could see my son in action with "his 10515" and "MY 22040" I hope he doesn't get too attached to that 22040 :biglaugh:





 

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Those pics take me back to about 1948 and the first time behind a REO reel mower.:) Great shots of kids learning important solid stuff that will last them a lifetime!
 

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Wait a minute - you're in Kansas, but I see trees in your yard. LOL

That's a good looking boy you got there. My 7 year old is wanting to start using the mower as well.

Dang HH, I was going to say you're old, but I was pushing that reel mower in the 60's, listening to Hank Williams on my dad's AM radio.
 

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:eek:mg: Looks like you lost that job!:bannana: Now you can pick up another one to keep you busy.
 

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Nice to see more "young guns" mowing! Speaking of mowing- would it be wrong to replace my Toro with a commercial bricktop for heavy mowing and light commercial duty? I mean the bricktop is commercial and that was its purpose when made.....
 

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Nice Toro you got there Indy, I bet your kid likes that one. Also, I think you could Wolf, thats what mowers were designed for and lawnboys do a good job at it.
 

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Just thinking about the percentage of high school aged kids there are now that wouldn't even know how to start a mower.... let alone use one properly.
Yeah, no "Enter" button or "interactive glasses" on mowers... (Yet!):ROF
 

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Thanks for the nice comments. He really enjoys working with me. Up next is the string trimmer. That one is a bit more tricky for these youngsters to master.

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Up next is the string trimmer. That one is a bit more tricky for these youngsters to master.
I'm sure glad I was an adult when I used one for the first time. Nobody dared yell at me about that damage to the hostas and that drain pipe thing!:)
 

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the next thing you'll know he'll be wanting the keys to that truck!! Enjoy the time that he likes to help.... for some, the job grows tiresome after a few years when their minds turn to the trucks and girls!!
 

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Good job, Indy. Looks like he's really getting down to business.

I helped my kids get mowing jobs at about that age. Lasted 'til school got pretty hectic, then I got them back...

Have fun. He'll grow up way too soon.
 

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Nice to see more "young guns" mowing! Speaking of mowing- would it be wrong to replace my Toro with a commercial bricktop for heavy mowing and light commercial duty? I mean the bricktop is commercial and that was its purpose when made.....

Wrong? I wouldn't do it but that doesn't make it wrong.

I had my four year old son try out my 10550 the other day. I was holding on to the mower of course and he was pretty much getting dragged behind it. He loved it.

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i'd hire 'em, can you get them to Ontario for the summer?
 

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Loved the story and the pics! My almost 8 yr old daughter is itching to learn to mow but young grasshoppers must have the tutorial first! She'll also be behind a 10515 soon which I really love. Nice lawn too, BTW! :congrats:
 

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Great Pics Indy! Your blessed for sure.

Best wishes,
Bob
 
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