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    Default As good as it gets!

    Some may think i am thinking about a pooch with a new title or some impressive accomplishment - but no !

    At Christmas Marty and i purchased a new hydraulic lift 7' cut sickle bar mower to cut our pond banks/ points with.
    The old way took two men 2 days with weed eaters and man was it hot.

    The new way - me on the tractor for 3 hours cleaned everything up with zero weedeater.
    I am smiling from ear to ear.

    Thank you Enrossi for making that mower
    Small blessings that help make your life
    Dk

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    Very glad to hear it! Bill bought one during the winter & we're waiting for it to arrive (the one that came in from the warehouse was rusty & our dealer wouldn't accept it). Not to have a measuring contest of anything, but ours is the 9' Enrossi-- maybe it'll only take 2 hours!

    No more backing the bushhog into the cattails!

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    What is this thing you call a "pond"? In CA we don't know what this is...
    I would love to have have a place with water.
    Congrats on the new tool.
    Less time with a weed eater = more time training.
    DUCKDAWG'S MAC'S MAGICAL MR. OCTOBER JH -- Reggie

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    No more stuck tractors- no more backing up with the cutter- no more weedeater -it was wonderful and the place is beyond beautiful even if it is ours.
    Dk

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    This post needs pics Dave!. I'd like to see your water.

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    Well i should know how to post a photo but it seems beyond me - others do it so its me
    Dk

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    Dave, you've seen my place in Texas (2009 Master Natl site). I bought a 12' sickle bar mower years ago to trim the dam banks. As you state, it's a life saver. Sitting in an air conditioned cab tractor and mowing grass in the Texas heat is the only way to go.

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    Dave- how would the sickle bar work cutting a field? I'm looking to get something to cut close to the ponds and cut a 12 acre field. How often does the sickle bar need resharpened?

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    Back in the 40's that machine came with two wheels, a tongue and PTO to run behing our unconditioned JD B. Funny how old things still work.
    John C aka jacduck


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    Our water takes about 40 hours of getting after it with a weed eater and doing that 3 times a year. The tractor with a batwing will get some of it but the ruts and then i have been stuck more than once. Around these parts having the tractor in the pond is not a big deal but then i have to deal with the misses.

    Not sure where the sickle bar with a lift idea for me came from. Prehabs i saw the guys in the Dakotas cutting hay and they still use sickle mowers there. Anyway Enrossi makes a 5', a 7' and a 9' sickle mower with hydralic lifts. I was traveling though Missouri last fall when i saw these on a lot. If i han't been pulling the TT i would have bought one right there.

    Anyway i bought the 7' with the bolt on sicle ( easy to change). It took 3 hours to do 7 to 8 k feet of bank. I am in doggie pond cutter paradise. And i havn't broke anything yet
    Dk

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