Gamesmanship

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Gamesmanship

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:26 pm

I purchased a 'retirement' property in the country on 3.5 acres with a yard considerably larger than my 1/3 acre Virginia Beach yard, which we mowed with a pushmower. I knew I'd need a riding mower with a wide deck to make mowing time reasonable. The missus was pushing me to buy the cheapest riding mower available from a Big Box Store, but I defied her and plunked down five grand on a fancy Gravely zero-turn mower.

She was pi$$ed at me.
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But there was a method to my madness.

Today, I'm sitting in a lawn chair, smoking a cigar, watching her mow a yard that doesn't really need to be mowed because she LOVES riding around on the thing.
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THAT, fellows, is what we call 'gamesmanship'. :lol:
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by mattzahr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm

Dude, you REALLY think she was pi$$ed?????

That was just a ploy to make you think you'd won a battle in the war.....


EDIT - nice start on the retirement beard.....
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Lofty » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:47 pm

Gravely is choice. Well bought, Sir.

Now hook up the Aluma for Full Win.

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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by snowymonkey » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:50 pm

Well played sir. Well played.
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:01 pm

Wound up with my Kubota that way. I was at the dealer doing some test driving of attachments and -------without prompting------wife started moving stuff around in the front end loader and smiling like crazy. I bought it on the spot.
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Tin Man » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:15 pm

When I was shopping for mine, I took "herself" with me, letting her drive each one.........yes, I am that sneaky.
I ended up with a 61" Bad Boy........ :D
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 pm

Dude, you REALLY think she was pi$$ed?????

That was just a ploy to make you think you'd won a battle in the war.....
Sonofa... :o :lol:
Now hook up the Aluma for Full Win.
I'd have to get a hitch for the Gravely, but it would look something like this...
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I ended up with a 61" Bad Boy
Nice! In keeping with my orange theme, I was tracking to buy a Bad Boy, but the Gravely won me over. Do you get a lot of downforce from that rear spoiler? :wink:
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by S 854 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:32 pm

Julie LOVES to mow the grass... used our Honda self-propelled on our “postage stamp” back in Denver and even mowed our “acre of grass” up here in Helena with it a few times...

I bought her a vintage GT6000 rider last year... I enjoy watching her giggle now as she mows, tills, blades and am currently plumbing a SpotLyte sprayer onto her tractor to take care of the thistle on the remaining 19 acres...
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Lofty » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:19 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Now hook up the Aluma for Full Win.
I'd have to get a hitch for the Gravely, but it would look something like this...
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The Hitchin' Post accessory is designed for attachment to robust OEM tow (hitch pin) plates. The 1 7/8" (or 2" as appropriate) tow ball, with 3/4" shank, must be purchased separately.

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Vibrations- ... B003L77Z8Y

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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by RC20 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:29 pm

Should not one of the moderator post in the right grourp

Other Toys?

Someone has to be responsible here, sigh..,,..,
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Peter Pan » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:36 pm

My new Husquarna (November) didn't win against the Ural yet. 750ccm V-twin sound good, but only 26hp...1 Hectar 2 1/2 Acres in 1h 45minutes....guahhh, why I waited so many years?
As far I understood daughter and wife have taken their turns in my absence.
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:34 pm

RC20 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Should not one of the moderator post in the right grourp

Other Toys?

Someone has to be responsible here, sigh..,,..,
All right, all right. I moved it. Sheesh!
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by mattzahr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:37 pm

get with the program......new place looks nice - even comes with a caretaker - man, you are one lucky SOB....
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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Tin Man » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:43 pm

Nice! In keeping with my orange theme, I was tracking to buy a Bad Boy, but the Gravely won me over. Do you get a lot of downforce from that rear spoiler? :wink:
I saw that spoiler (and a bunch more accessories) when I bought the machine. While they were prepping it for me to take home they called asking if they could use it in a photo shoot they were doing to make a new sales flier. I said it was ok. When I went down to pick it up, the spoiler was installed as you see it. They told me that I could keep it with their thanks. Honestly it sorta gets in the way of some maintenance procedures.......but it just looks too cool to not keep it on.....at least for now. :wink:

I did add LED headlights that make mowing after dark a breeze......and waaaay cooler than doing it in the heat of a summer day. Also added a couple of LED work lights aimed to the sides so I can see where the edges of the deck are as I navigate around obstacles.
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130/45 jets, KTM rock solid mirrors, Delaware Dave's outstanding trunk lock, Mr. Cob's most excellent skid plate, Cycra Probend smashproof hand guards, Duro strong like bull 307's, RotoPax damn near bulletproof fuel cans, MKIII all but water proof air box and Dimples super duper magnetic drain plugs all around...oh yeah, and a manual fuel petcock.

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Re: Gamesmanship

Post by Tin Man » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 pm

Mine came with factory installed 2" receivers front and rear that are a big help........and that 25 hp Kawasaki engine makes enough torque that I was able to tow my 3500 lb tractor into the shop when it broke down out in the field.
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130/45 jets, KTM rock solid mirrors, Delaware Dave's outstanding trunk lock, Mr. Cob's most excellent skid plate, Cycra Probend smashproof hand guards, Duro strong like bull 307's, RotoPax damn near bulletproof fuel cans, MKIII all but water proof air box and Dimples super duper magnetic drain plugs all around...oh yeah, and a manual fuel petcock.

.........if you see something that needs doing, just do it........

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