Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

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Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue May 14, 2013 8:24 am

Last fall with a seed blend recommended by Boss Hog the Advance Redoubt at Ft Adams (a whole fort by itself) was sown. Lots of effort to clear it, but it sure was worth it! Some of the Folk Festival left over hay that was used on top also sprouted, and grew pretty tall and already has seed. Good thing I sharpened the knives on the mower!

Last year:
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Not to forget the other volunteers.... the Naval Supply School has helped out a lot too....
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Also mowed the outer works at the fort and did some york rake work for sowing turf. The week before I did some scraping with the Armor Ditching and Scraper blade. Really needed some weight on it, but better than nothing pulling down small piles and filling holes.
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby grumpy » Tue May 14, 2013 8:28 am

Lookin good Larry.
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby Virginia Mike » Tue May 14, 2013 8:34 am

Thank you for helping to preserve our history.
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby beaconlight » Tue May 14, 2013 8:55 am

Looks good Larry.
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Postby Tezell » Tue May 14, 2013 8:59 am

Nice! You folks have really made a difference it that place.
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue May 14, 2013 10:28 am

Ya done good, Larry! Ed
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby desoto » Tue May 14, 2013 4:01 pm

When you have a chance, could you post some pictures detailing the hook up of your flail mower ?

I would like to see the hookup to the pto, back to the right angle gear box, and also a view of the pulleys on the side.

I have a flail mower on my Cub, but the mounting brackets, and I think some of the drive may be home made.

Recently, I've broken some parts, and would like an idea of how this was done from the factory.

Thank you for preserving history !

And thank you in advance for any future pictures.

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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue May 14, 2013 8:01 pm

DeSoto, do you have a fast hitch on your Cub? Two set ups FastHitch and draw bar and belly mounted
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue May 14, 2013 9:09 pm

I bet nobody can find a structure where 5 brick arches come together.... that redoubt has a couple. Also a double helix granite stairway.

Thanks for the support! I really enjoy what I do over there. What the Army Engineers did is stunningly impressive, there is not a single wall anywhere that is out of place by a fraction of an inch! Consider that the whole top of every structure is earth, but it drains well. Snaps my head that 150 years later with minimal maintenance, it's perfect.

Bonus for me is that mowing is a challenge. I gave up the first time I mowed the redoubt last year, but after I took this picture I was convinced I didn't put miles of road wear on my tires for nothing. So I tried raising the mower. It worked. (Poison ivy wrapped around the cutter bar, yikes!) Turns out that mower had a 'speed up' pulley, so the right one is on it now (anybody need a speed up pulley??)
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Postby sgtbull » Tue May 14, 2013 9:10 pm

Larry, could you tell us more about the fort itself and its history? I know nothing about it but am intrigued.!
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Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue May 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Nice job Larry, it is amazing what the Army Corp of Engineers can do. Heck they built the Cape Cod Canal and put up 3 bridges in 2 years back in early 1930's. It is amazing how stable the fort remains. Did they ever finish restoration of the Redoubt Prison, I remember bidding on that project a few years back...it kept getting put on the back burner.
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Postby Boss Hog » Tue May 14, 2013 9:47 pm

Things are looking great B Wing :D Next year they will look even better
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue May 14, 2013 10:08 pm

What David said 2x

Here is the link to some of it's history.
http://www.fortadams.org/history.htm
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Postby Harold R » Wed May 15, 2013 8:20 am

Larry you do a great job at that Fort. One of these days I'm going to get up there and visit. 8)
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Re: Turf looks awesome! Mowing Fort Adams again.

Postby pickerandsinger » Wed May 15, 2013 10:25 am

Great job..Its great to see restoration projects instead of the "lets tear it down and build a shopping mall mentality"....Dave
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