Second Cut

Before another “threatening” rainfall, between the two of us we got the field done. The near dog-lawn was cut last week, and the bit of field across the fence was mostly cut. Cutting came to an abrupt halt when the 5-year old secondary belt (the one that runs the blades) which had suffered malign use, abuse (and had been ” smoked” a couple times), finally came apart and flew away. Fortunately my wife was mowing at the time, so the blame didn’t fall on me – except for the part about having savaged the belt in prior years…

The next step was to lower the mowing deck, un-do the primary, and go get a replacement secondary belt. Two nuts that held the spring-loaded, rear retaining pins had been over-tightened and prevented the pins from releasing the deck from the rear draw-bars, but engaging the use of a claw-hammer and brute force accompanied by minor bruising and scuffed knuckles, allowed that situation to be rectified – and with a 5/8″ socket I loosened the nuts sufficiently to make future repairs easier. Sheesh

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    • Four People!? Maybe even SIX if you count the occasional Cap’n Bob, and rockstar Liverpudlian Thud, from Over the Water… And maybe seven if my dog could read.

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  1. PS Stupid green bin recycling only gets picked up every other week. In the winter it sits doing nothing but costing me money, in the summer I fill it with a half mowed lawn and then have to wait two weeks before I can fill it again. It is stupid.

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  2. I mowed half the lawn two Thursday’s ago cause that’s all I had room for in the green recycle bin. Then last week I mowed the same bit again because it needed it badly. Never mind the part I hadn’t mowed yet, although I did manage to do about half of it the next day. Still have 1/4 that has never been mowed and starting to show it.

    Mower belt stretched out last year and I bought a new one. Haven’t replaced it yet but it’s pure laziness and intertia. I continue to use the walk behind which so far has been fine since I need the exercise. I blame the neighbor with whom I share the mower. I think he abuses it. We’re friends but I probably wouldn’t go halves on used power equipment with him again.

    Also pretty sure he doesn’t read this blog.

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    • I have two “green” bins for yard-waste that cost the same as just one – but I didn’t run the grass-bagger attachment since the bins were already full of other junk and the belt for the impeller is also completely reached.
      Never thought of going halves on a piece of equipment! Pretty sure nobody reads this blog either, just like three people maybe.
      It actually rained!! And it’s continuing, amazingly.

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