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Old 04-07-2016, 09:37 AM   #51
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Hold my beer and watch this!!
LOVE IT !!!

I wonder if that guy put that JD out next to his driveway the next day with a For Sale sing on it ???
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #52
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When watching the funniest home video programs, people laugh at the complete stupidity others. You just know that some of those people were hurt. What's the point of gambling with your life or a life-long injury. Anytime anything is seriously mismatched, the person may get away with it once, maybe half dozen times, but the odds are, it will catch up to them. Hopefully, it is just the machine that is sacrificed.

Watching this video, the guy has a concrete block tied to the front and dangling to the ground. At one point, the front wheels lifted off the ground, then the block dragged the ground. Had that broken block off, he would have gone oven backwards as the following video showed (tractor pull gone bad). That dollar fifty cent block was all that was keeping him from disaster. There is not one penny of common sense in that set up. I don't think I would have the guts to post that on YouTube.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:27 AM   #53
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Has anyone used a riding lawnmower to position/park their TT? What can I expect? How big (hp) is required for a 6200 max gross TT?
I will answer your Q with Yes they have,and have also been "Hurt/Injured/Killed" while trying this! Safety is what Matters! Same Issue as people thinking they can do "Hayrides" with a "Lawnmower/Garden Tractor/Estate Tractor/Sub Compact Tractor/9 N Ford" then load a Haywagon full of people and try to STOP/Maneuver,BAD Results Happen! Youroo!!
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:46 AM   #54
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A little off topic here, but I have a JD 500 all terrain, but would like to move up to a modelwith power steering and drive on deck. Any one know how big a tractor one has to buy to get these features.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:59 AM   #55
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Not to jump off topic, but the very next sentence in my post reads "This does not apply to this particular thread". So the answer to your question is, there wasn't any in the 3-4 responses, nor did I indicate that there were.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:02 AM   #56
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I will answer your Q with Yes they have,and have also been "Hurt/Injured/Killed" while trying this! Safety is what Matters! Same Issue as people thinking they can do "Hayrides" with a "Lawnmower/Garden Tractor/Estate Tractor/Sub Compact Tractor/9 N Ford" then load a Haywagon full of people and try to STOP/Maneuver,BAD Results Happen! Youroo!!
Good Point Youroo!

A childhood friend of mine was killed by at Garden Tractor hauling a hay-wagon down the hill at a national chain trailer park. They had a 12 hp Sears Garden tractor and most people jumped off when the wagon overtook and crushed the tractor. The friend was thrown under wheels and crushed. This was back in 70's and the lawsuits where not thought of then.
The park closed never to reopen, the family just disappeared that ran it.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:26 AM   #57
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As I said in my original post - Has anyone used a riding lawnmower to position/park their TT? What can I expect? How big (hp) is required for a 6200 max gross TT?


I had all of my own suspicions and I am in the process of getting a Powermover. I wanted to hear from someone that ACTUALLY did it and what they discovered ....

Forums are full of opinions which to me if not based on first hand experience and fact are totally as bad as politics.

I've only been a member for a short time, but I will not say how I am feeling so far (Mom said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, ........"). I even tried once to assist others and wow - that won't happen again. I guess I will resign to just sit in the background and only read from time to time - possibly only as a guest.
I understand your concerns, but on a chat site, you will get opinions from people, even if they do not match your criteria. Just take the information given. If nobody posts who has actual experience trying to move with a lawnmower, then you have your answer....No. All of the extra commentary does not hurt you, and who knows, you or somebody else might learn something.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:59 AM   #58
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I understand your concerns, but on a chat site, you will get opinions from people, even if they do not match your criteria. Just take the information given. If nobody posts who has actual experience trying to move with a lawnmower, then you have your answer....No. All of the extra commentary does not hurt you, and who knows, you or somebody else might learn something.
I believe we all learn something every day on this chat. At times, the reply may be overzealous. But there is no need to withdraw even if the OP gets rained on. The OP asked a question in sincerity. That was a smart decision. By the YouTube video samples, others have leaped before asking. The replies here may have saved the OP from a dastardly incident. Then, we all move on.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #59
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Not to jump off topic, but the very next sentence in my post reads "This does not apply to this particular thread". So the answer to your question is, there wasn't any in the 3-4 responses, nor did I indicate that there were.
So there was no sarcasm in the replies he received, but yet you agree with his "snippy" retort?? Or technically you did not disagree, which I do believe is about the same.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:40 PM   #60
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Years ago we use to have a 22 foot travel trailer that we kept in our back yard. We have a walk out basement so there is a slope on the side of the house and I could pull the trailer up that slope with my wheel horse lawn tractor with a 8 hp engine. I kept chains on the tires as this lawn tractor could be use to pull a small plow. It worked fine for me. I also had a much cheaper 10 hp, 36 inch cut riding mower that I could move the trailer around either in the back yard or where it was flat. The trailer had somewhere about 450 lb tongue weight and had 4 wheels. This was in the early to mid 80's.
I am not sure it would pull some of the big boys that are out there, but the wheel horse would move mine with no problems.
I wouldn't be one to follow as I had a tendency to abuse my toys as I also use them to move snow, or do other things as needed other then cut grass. Both were worn out when I got rid of them with the wheel horse suffering a major lose of oil pressure when the drain plug for the oil pan came out.
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