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Putting the new 214 to work on topdressing duty

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I got 8 yards of compost today to top dress the yard. The perfect opportunity to use the new 214 I picked up Tuesday. It might be me, or it might be the 214, but I seemed to have trouble getting it out of 3rd gear and back into neutral. Not serious but I think I had to wiggle the shifter. Is this a common problem? No such trouble using second gear. I can't really complain for 2 Benjamins. Here are some pictures:

Here she is with a full load:

Why did I have them dump the pile in the sun?

And the top-dressed front yard:
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Thanks, I still haven't done fluids and such on her yet so I'll look at the clutch when I get under there.
2 Benjamin's what a steal and it runs too !!
And this one under Nephew's ( in Mass.) nose too!!

Side note GG the Scotts low water seed did amazingly well this first hot dry summer, The grass around it is burnt out ??!! ( not cheap)
Actually Katt I picked it up in NH under your nose! I spread some Scotts fall mix grass seed before top dressing. I didn't see the "low water" variety but if this doesn't take maybe I'll try that next year. Is it as expensive as Johnathan Green Black? I swear for the price on that stuff each seed must be hand raised by Tibetian monks.
It's cooled off enough here that I welcome a bit of sun. For when it's hot, I have a portable umbrella with a weighty cast iron base that I move around to give me shade.

I also added an umbrella holder to my log splitter.

I have a bunch of compost to spread on my lawn but it's too wet so it will have to wait until next year.
First of all, please tell me that's an old picture and that you still have some leaves on the trees. I'm not ready for winter just yet.

Second, that umbrella is good thinking.

We topped out in the humid mid-eighties today, so the sun was a bit much, but tomorrow cold, dry air is expected and we wont get out of the sixties (that's around 20 for my Northern brothers).
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