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  1. #1
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    Default This Looks Like a Perfect Lawn Mower for CotHers

    Save gas and give your horse a job!

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    Looks like it even has a brake, so you can help the horse where you are mowing down hill.



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    Nice setup, but I do believe I'd do something about that tail.
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    Would be concerned about errant droppings becoming caught in the mechanisms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVPeg View Post
    Would be concerned about errant droppings becoming caught in the mechanisms...
    Nahh...there's no extra charge for the cut and Fertilize!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CVPeg View Post
    Would be concerned about errant droppings becoming caught in the mechanisms...
    Definitely! With a manure spreader, one can wear a hard hat for the dungrenades being flung forward off the beater blade. With that mower, they're coming from underneath.

    Anyone who has used a gasoline powered walk-behind reel mower (remember them?) will understand.
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    I actually have one of these on my long term wishlist- and have the driving ponies so it's not too far fetched... I have seen these in use and not only do they cut the lawn beautifully (the scissor action of the reel mower is much cleaner than the sythe action of a riding mower blade) and the clippings fall invisibly rather than making stripes from the side blower...

    But what I really want to mention- just for appreciation- is the foot control steering mechanism- you can steer the mower seperately from the horse- so the mower can "fishtail" behind a horse walking a straight line- this allows a skilled operator to swing in between shrubs and trees and get a much tighter job done than you would imagine possible by an animal drawn vehicle of this length.


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