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Junk Whisperer
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Has anyone ever tried this for 'special applications'? Or do they sell knobby-er wheels for the belt/gear drives? I can't get over how well my money-pit S21ESN sticks to even a vertical ditch. I actually look forward to mowing my ditches now! They're just 1 5/8 inch drywall screws, sticking out about 3/4 inch, but it made all the difference! The only trouble it gives me now is fuel starvation if the mower runs too long on too steep of a incline.
 

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I have some steep hills and had a hand full of them myself but was standing over the mower with the drill and chuck and said "Nah" won't work. How many did you put in each tire and how long are they?
 

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There's 8 to a wheel. I used 1 5/8 inch and they stick out about 3/4 inch. I was careful not to get too far in there as it would mess up the inner gear teeth, but yeah, I can now just one-hand the handle and drive bail and walk along with it.
 

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There's 8 to a wheel. I used 1 5/8 inch and they stick out about 3/4 inch. I was careful not to get too far in there as it would mess up the inner gear teeth, but yeah, I can now just one-hand the handle and drive bail and walk along with it.

Can you get a side shot showing how far out they are? I need a reference. Lawn Mower cleats!!
 

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Here you go. I'm thinking about adding a second staggered row of them. The county dumped a bunch of softball sized limestones in one ditch, so a few of the spikes are bent a little. A second row would probably help them to last longer.
 

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Here you go. I'm thinking about adding a second staggered row of them. The county dumped a bunch of softball sized limestones in one ditch, so a few of the spikes are bent a little. A second row would probably help them to last longer.

Wow you really have those out there !!. I guess you are also aerating the lawn at the same time as you cut it. Since I have to do some harder surfaces I might try a little shorter screw.
 

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My hard soil would take rail road spikes and 50 pound wheel weights.
 

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My hard soil would take rail road spikes and 50 pound wheel weights.
It's definitely a special purpose kind of thing. I have to roll it out there on its fronts:D. I still push mow the normal finished yard with a regular LB.
 
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