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PostSubject: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2013, 10:57 pm

I don't know if I think differently or I'm crazy.. but it seems every mower video i watch... the mowers are being babied... i dont understand.. If these people seen me drive they'd think im on crack lol. I mean you guys seen my carnage photo on my other post. My Pony is one of the most beat tractors out there definately.. Rolled over top of me twice in a row lol.. Then my buddies ranch king.. He rolled it once, then i rolled it twice over a hill... Then we were towing it back because exhasut was cracked and the tow strap broke with no brakes while i was on it and i bailed when it started to slip over a hill at 30mph and it rolled 7 or 8 times lol.. Then again.. Maybe thats why my Pony has about everything rebuilt or welded, or ziptied or swapped lol.. just thought about it lol. I still run turf and get along better than most lol.. scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2013, 11:01 pm

Well one of my mowers caught on fire and melted down lol if that counts for being beat
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 16th 2013, 11:43 pm

any pics of the mower that got flipped 7 or 8 times?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 12:20 am

Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? 20130603_101737_zpscb702cfa
This is a before... but still.. it doesnt have speakers anymore because of water.. and all it did was crack dash which we reinforced and bent the shiznit out of the stack, i fixed it so it looked better than it used to but i had a new exhaust so i gave it to him since i kinda bailed his mower lol and the shift pin in the linkage fell out and tore the seat alittle more... other than that.. oh and it pressure locked the motor the first minor double roll i did.. then after it rolled into the holler it started with some encouragement lol drove it home Very Happy ill have my buddy send me a pic and ill post of it now..
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 12:50 am

So after rolling a lot im assuming you have a different exhaust now?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 1:01 am

Nope cody still wants his stack lol, same pipe just the top section above the hood was bent lol
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 1:09 am

TroyBilt Pony wrote:
Nope cody still wants his stack lol, same pipe just the top section above the hood was bent lol
LOL from what I can see visually is 7 pieces of pipe and im assuming there has to be a 90 degree turn and something going into thee block so theres two more, so 9 pieces to make a stack? Hahaha nice
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 1:45 am

Yep lol, just pipe we had laying around.. better than paying for it lol Plenty of flow
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 4:35 am

TroyBilt Pony wrote:
I don't know if I think differently or I'm crazy.. but it seems every mower video i watch... the mowers are being babied... i dont understand.. If these people seen me drive they'd think im on crack lol. I mean you guys seen my carnage photo on my other post. My Pony is one of the most beat tractors out there definately.. Rolled over top of me twice in a row lol.. Then my buddies ranch king.. He rolled it once, then i rolled it twice over a hill... Then we were towing it back because exhasut was cracked and the tow strap broke with no brakes while i was on it and i bailed when it started to slip over a hill at 30mph and it rolled 7 or 8 times lol.. Then again.. Maybe thats why my Pony has about everything rebuilt or welded, or ziptied or swapped lol.. just thought about it lol. I still run turf and get along better than most lol.. scratch 


Have you REALLY looked at any of my finished build pics? Mk1 has been rolled and smashed so many times that most of the parts simply are held there by pure luck and big bolts where they shouldnt be. Mk2 is almost all bondo on the hood... very little original plastic left... from hitting sh** at high speed... but the point being I only push them so hard and no farther... unless that build is close to retirement then I hammer the he** out of them...


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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 9:20 am

We tend to run a little slower on the trails, not out of respect for the mowers, but because we are old and fragile LOL.

We do get crazy at times though.  Here are a couple examples.







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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 9:25 am

TroyBilt Pony wrote:
I don't know if I think differently or I'm crazy.. but it seems every mower video i watch... the mowers are being babied... i dont understand.. If these people seen me drive they'd think im on crack lol. I mean you guys seen my carnage photo on my other post. My Pony is one of the most beat tractors out there definately.. Rolled over top of me twice in a row lol.. Then my buddies ranch king.. He rolled it once, then i rolled it twice over a hill... Then we were towing it back because exhasut was cracked and the tow strap broke with no brakes while i was on it and i bailed when it started to slip over a hill at 30mph and it rolled 7 or 8 times lol.. Then again.. Maybe thats why my Pony has about everything rebuilt or welded, or ziptied or swapped lol.. just thought about it lol. I still run turf and get along better than most lol.. scratch 

TROOL post Much

There is a BIG difference between pushing a machine to its limits and being an out right idiot. I watched a guy like you hit a tree at around 20mph who latter died in the ER.

On a side note
There is a lot to say for build it right in the first place and you brake a lot less on the trail.

With that im done with this thread and this guy out to gain publicity
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 9:28 am

Atleast for me, in my area tractors are atleast $100 for a runner. I don't have that kind of money to spend every time I break a tractor on my trails. That's why I go a little easier on it, to make it last for atleast a little bit lol
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 9:33 am

I belive there is a limit on how far you should go. I usually take it easy because i dont want to break something because i hate when something breaks but also alot of times i can feel when the tractor is at its limit where if i push it a little more i may roll over or i may severly break something and when i get right there on that edge i pull it back to keep from hurting myself or the tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 9:36 am

Our old mowers were flipped and crashed constantly. I think the banshee(Murray) was flipped at least 20 times, and the other ones at least 10 times. Broke axles, frames, rims, seats, steering wheels, lights, etc. There was more welded reinforcements than original frame on couple of them.

We are a little nicer to the new ones, don't jump them 10 feet in the air, just 4 or 6 feet. They were built to take abuse, applied a lot of knowledge from previous tractors. No flips over 2 years of running, mostly due to wider, lower stances. But they get lots of high speed, off road, abuse. No demolition derby stuff, that was done when we were kids.

This is from 2013. They got about 2 extra feet up on another run, lost a hood, and bent a bumper when he landed on it.

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Dont say i'm gentle with my mowers, in the 5 days my Bolens was moving, I flipped it 7 or 8 times and the broke the dang axle, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 17th 2013, 11:47 am

Like some others said, I found my mowers limit and I only push it if I have to. But I am still hard on it.lol.
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I havent been able to push my tractor to the limits yet, the only thing I have done is pulled 1000lbs with it. (note. I have no brakes so I use my clutch to "brake" for me. LOL
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My driving and what I do all depend on how much money I have at the time. like when I jump it I make shure I have enough to fix it if it breaks hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers?   Why is everyone so gentle to there mowers? Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2013, 1:33 am

i go easy on my mower because its got no breaks lost 4th and 5th gear the front spindles are shot they also need new bushings and all this is from riding it hard everyday since i built it and i dont have the cash to go out and buy another mower for parts
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i beat on mine but so far i only rolled once cracked the hood and i blew the motor then it sat and sat and sat out in the rain so the tranny seized i just now put one together and ''crashed'' on my second test run, im awaiting a new pulley and i need to figure out some brakes.
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Im not saying EVERYONE is gentle to them... Was just stating my thought on 90% of the videos I was seeing... Strech... them mowers are sick lol
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Stretch and I have been perfecting our rally mowers for a while.  Thanks for the props Wink


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Stretch should build us all mowers like those Razz
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hell i was in the woods 5 mins and managed to jump mine into the creek and flip it
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