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PostSubject: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:01 am

I was talking to my friend yesturday about my "tractor" and he kinda stopped me and said, "isnt it a mower?" i argued that mowers are for, well, cutting grass, and sence theres no deck, its a tractor. I thought about it that tractors are only for agricultural purposes but it seems silly to call it a mower when it will never cut grass again, so, what you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:31 am

i have had this debate many times with my friend "cjs1028"... he insists mower, but since we make it so they can no longer mow, and will never be able to, i call them tractors.. i dont know that there is deffinate answer to this though
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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:33 am

willis923 wrote:
i have had this debate many times with my friend "cjs1028"... he insists mower, but since we make it so they can no longer mow, and will never be able to, i call them tractors.. i dont know that there is deffinate answer to this though
Tractor sounds better......Mows no mo!
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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 9:04 am

I've all was called these newer light duty stamped steel or other cheeper made parts a mower and something like a wheel horse or suburban a lawn tractor or garden tractor and tractor for short.
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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 10:24 am

All riding mowers are tractors so to speak. Garden tractors are their heavier duty counterpart. I interchange both mower and tractor depending on who i am talking to but i prefer tractor.


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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 12:44 pm

This is reminiscent of the whole motor/engine debate.

Here's how I view it: "mower" is a specific descriptor idicating a device that can cut grass. The vasr majority of the machines we depict here are entirely incapable of cutting grass.

On the other hand, "tractor" is a pretty broad-spectrum term that could safely be used to describe everything from your little lawn machines to various material handling equipment of an industrial nature, to the business end of those big diesel thingies you see on the roads everyday (tractor-trailers).

I believe the term tractor derives from the term traction engine, something capable of pushing, pulling or driving an implement or load.

How about this- you are on the All Terrain Lawn TRACTOR FORUM...LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Mower or Tractor?    Mower or Tractor?  Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 4:53 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:
This is reminiscent of the whole motor/engine debate.

Here's how I view it: "mower" is a specific descriptor idicating a device that can cut grass. The vasr majority of the machines we depict here are entirely incapable of cutting grass.

On the other hand, "tractor" is a pretty broad-spectrum term that could safely be used to describe everything from your little lawn machines to various material handling equipment of an industrial nature, to the business end of those big diesel thingies you see on the roads everyday (tractor-trailers).

I believe the term tractor derives from the term traction engine, something capable of pushing, pulling or driving an implement or load.

How about this- you are on the All Terrain Lawn TRACTOR FORUM...LOL
LOL well put doc, i guess thats a good way to explain everything. I was thinking that too, its tractor forum, not mower forum. Guess im not the first to have a long time thinking about it lol.
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