Well some of my questions have been answered.
Yup a Woods would be nice
, but I will have to do with the reel mower that I am building for Ellie and Granny. However, the problem is that I have areas in my yard that the Cubs just will not be able to mow - EVER - steep hills and such that just are NOT safe to do with the Cub. In my front yard is a hill that is basically a 45 degree monster
that I have gotten used to mowing with the ride on over the years.
Also there are areas such as between my grape vines and flower beds that are too constricted for Ellie.
The reel mower will be for the large areas in the back where Em really doesn't want the lawn mower to play in.
Will have to have a look at the Kubota series and see what they are going to cost... I have a feeling though that they are probably well out of my price bracket and are probably too much for what I need.
I sure hope that you will be able to play with your tractors soon. I know how frustrated I am in not being able to get some seat time, I can only imagine how you feel.
Been thinkin on the Green thing, but not too sure about it at all. I just don't like JD's period. I would much rather have a red lawn tractor, just not an MTD... or a Murray and definitely not a Roper ever again.
I know what you mean. I cannot justify spending big bucks for a Garden Tractor. I just need a good lawn mower, one that Em and I both will like and be able to use easily.
As for the Sears stuff - well I am absolutely disgusted with Sears Service Techs - I know more than they do, and I know that I know diddley squat
As for the quality of their gear - I am not too impressed either. Funny, cause every major appliance in our house is a Kenmore.......
I have been thinkin on the Cub Cadets and am hoping maybe that we can afford one. Seeing as it is made by MTD, I am wondering if it actually has a frame under it or if it is just stamped steel like most ride ons are. I also am not a big fan of belt driven lawn tractors and I really do not like the Peerless transaxles... I have two of them and they are both garbage as far as I am concerned. I would much rather have a shaft drive or something similar.
My buddy Gordon says that the Yard Man (MTD top end) have a frame under them similar to the old MTD Garden Tractors from the late 70's and early 80's. Frames are good. Much stronger and probably will last longer.
I visited the site you linked to - darn nice CC. I wonder what that will cost in Canadian dollars
I am going to have to visit the CC Dealer here and see what is up. I hope I can find one in Moncton and not have to go to Sussex.....
One thing I do not need considering that I have 2 working Cubs now is a Garden Tractor. All I really need and want is a ride on mower, but one that will last a long time. I am basically done with Craftsman LT's, but I really do not want to spend an arm and a leg to mow the lawn. I also have to buy a walk behind as well. My 3 walk behinds now are basically ready for consignment to the scrap pile. The newest one is 20 years old
I have a feeling, Em and I are going to be shopping for a while for this one...