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mr.mindless

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new house for mikemike
« on: May 16, 2020, 08:16:00 AM »
Just walked the property lines. Its not small. There’s so much water...

I’ll need a mower on floatation tires.

May be able to make some changes to existing ditches to improve flow. The pond is a catchment from neighbors’ drainage and the low point where everything goes is atthe corner of whalen and cr30.

Flapper on the drier vent doesn’t close. There are birbs in there.
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
I think a commercial grade walk behind with hydro drive will work well and less prone to get stuck. Use it to mow all, or at least to do ditches, around trees, etc and finish the rest with the mowzer (and eventually with a compact tractor similar to Smike’s)?

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 10:33:53 PM »
Mowzer is only I think 46” and does 7mph with no suspension. It’s going to be a 5 hour affair to mow this place if I keep it all cut.

Gotta get the fences torn out sometime too. Much in the way of mowing.
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 02:37:24 PM »
What sort of fences?

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 08:12:34 PM »
2hrs on my zero turn did it, plus some mozer work.


tractor ripped out about 75 horse people posts and gates.  did some work! 

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 08:24:41 PM »
they were 8' rough round pressure treated posts like 6" - 8" around.  they were about 2' into the ground on average. 

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 08:30:45 PM »
Yup, plus a hitching post and 3 gates about 10’ wide. I can’t load any of it until the fixerUPPER is running.

It’s all in the front shop lot if you want to look at it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 09:24:20 PM »
I will try to swing over tomorrow afternoon to take a look and see the rest of the place.

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 09:27:15 PM »
This is about 50% overpriced but I wonder how something like this would do on my property. 72” cut would be nice! Ability to stick the deck under trees would help along all the pines, and help cover some of the wettest spots. I’m not sure how well it might mud bog but with the ah tires turned the right way around I bet it might do ok.

I’d definitely want a test drive, but this style has appeal to me.

Started looking for compact tractors with large mud mount mowers and mostly found mower decks, and some overpriced tractors with only mowers and nothing else.

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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 09:50:48 PM »
id cut all branches on every tree to 7'

most of the trees on the other side of the pond dike are already cut up. 

looks like a pain and ya 2-3 times over priced.


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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 10:17:14 PM »
I’m not going to get rid of the complete break between the house and road.  Front break trees will stay fully branched to the ground
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 10:36:49 PM »
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2020, 12:03:04 AM »
5500# machine. 17 acres per hour.

Beyond cool what it’s built from but I don’t think it’s for me. I don’t think I can use something that heavy here.

Quick search says they were impossible to get parts for 15+ years ago so that’s got to be self service now - but the specs read like parts should be interchangeable with application of brain. Cummins 4b engine, Dana 60 axle, Eaton transmission...


http://www.howardpriceturf.com/specsheet_hydropower180.htm
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2020, 10:17:11 AM »
shop office set up, and functional on the trickle of internet that's active here now. after meetings this morning via telephone I'll get on all those service calls I need to make.

floor won't stop sweating. think I may need a dehumidifier in the office.
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 10:33:17 AM »
that looks exciting lol