From what I have heard, those things are still very popular over in Europe. People have very small lawns and the thing doesn't weigh that much. It hangs on a wall, for crying out loud! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
As to how they work, I've heard they give a nice cut. But likeyou said, how in the heck does the grass stand up to get cut??? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
I hope Stray doesn't mind, or maybe MR can help me to move this flymo stuff to a separate thread.
I understand that the Eastman hover units are used extensively by golf courses. They basically have 4 "blades" which are apparently superior to a string trimmer set up which is what the Husqvarna has. The Huskie got some lukewarm comments.
My problem is that the Eastman units are so darn pricey-- approx $895 new. I don't have any local golf courses to check as resources, and I'm not about to plunk down that $$ for something I've never seen nor tried.
Former owner of a P T -180 / Kubota BX-1500 .. A Craftsman Yard Tractor / John Deere 140 H-1 / Cub Cadet 108. And now ( Little Red ) a Power Trac 1425
One hellava nice job there Stray. I have always prided myself in being fairly mechanically inclined, but after seeing the job you did on this mower, my hats off to ya. What ingenuity.... Great job! .... Don't cha just love it when plan comes together? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
Power-trac 422 2003 model and 428 January 2015 model
Thanks guys. You all are so very kind. As I said before I like working on my PT as much as using it. And good luck to those of you with that flying lawn mower.
I will putting the side mower to rest now. It is time to bring out the old wood splitter. I have some modifications to do to it. I'll look up the old tread and tell about it there. Thanks again guys, your all great.
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So much for summer. I don't see cutting my lawn more then once more this year. It has been raining for 8 days straight in New England (man, I feel like I am living in washington again). The fuel oil truck came and topped off my tank for the first time this season (ouch!).