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Anyone About ATV ?

Discussion in 'Tools & Supplies' started by Nyboy, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Apr 16, 2015
    baymule

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    I vote for a tractor! Orange is the new black! But blue ain't bad, green and yellow, red or even rusty...
     
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    Carol Dee

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    YEP even a rusty tractor is good as long as it runs. ;)
     
  3. Apr 16, 2015
    Nyboy

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    Dumb question why are some called riding mowers and some called garden tractors ?
     
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    seedcorn

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    Not dumb at all. Lawn tractor is belt driven, meant to mow, pull small things for lawn. Garden tractor has a metal drive assembly like a tractor because it is, just small horse power.

    But you have to ask. IF belt driven, then just a high priced mower.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2015
    Nyboy

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    Thanks seedcorn I always learn a lot from you.
     
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    majorcatfish

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    a riding lawn mower can mow the grass and pull a few attachments
    such as cart/spreader/sprayer.. basically any attachment had uses a pin style hitch...
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    pin attachment
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    a garden tractor "ok a real garden tractor" can mow the yard and then you can drop the mowing deck and hook up attachments that require a sleeve hitch.
    if it can not have a sleeve hitch installed on it, it's just a lawn mower.............
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    such as plow/box blade/ disc cultivator
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    my 2000 21 hp garden tractor was the last year it was manufactured...biggest mistake that mtd did.. imho
    yes it's belt driven....and a yes it's a working machine.

    who said you can't garden like a commercial farmer at home...:cool: L7

    what they call garden tractor now is a joke....
     
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    Nyboy

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    Thanks major I learn a lot from you to
     
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    seedcorn

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    @Nyboy thus the confusion. A tractor (see Bay's Kubota) will have gears, solid transmission, pto, everything a real farm tractor will have-just less horses. If you want to see the difference, go to a John Deere implement store. They have 3 levels. Cheap John Deere paint, says John Deere but worse than MTD. Middle range (see price tag jump) that are belt driven mowers. Then see what they call a tractor, don't scratch it or you will have to mortgage your shop. It will have everything a larger HP has just with same HP engine the cheap one and middle one has. Hook all 3 up and the tractor will pull the other 2 all over with the belts screaming.

    @majorcatfish agree, belt driven can and do a lot of work, for most of us, more than strong enough. Agree the PR people have made a mockery of quality. Most people want the look that will cut grass.
     
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    Nyboy

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    3 levels explains a lot I was wondering about why prices where all over on JD for sale.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2015
    baymule

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    That green and gold paint just costs more.......but I sure like it. LOL
     

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