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    Mowing with my JD is getting expensive

    I lived in the city all my life. Mowed with a walk behind mower that only cost me 1 gallon of gas, 20oz of engine oil and a spark plug every season.
    I moved out to the country last fall. Bought a new x738 with a 60hc mower deck and a 54" snow plow with hydraulic kit.
    Then the spending bug hit me. Bought the click-n-go attachment with 6 suitcase weights just in case if I need extra traction for plowing snow. Bought the arm rest kit. I reget buying the arm rest because I wish they were longer so they would fit me better. Buying maintenance kits, extra set of mower blades, 5 gallons of transmission fluid with filter. Today I ordered a mulching kit for my mower deck and front wheel fenders to help keep my mower deck cleaner. Then I will probably buy an extra set of mulching blades. Plus I already used 15 gallons of gas this year and mowing season not even halfway over.
    Welcome to country Life......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra7350 View Post
    I lived in the city all my life. Mowed with a walk behind mower that only cost me 1 gallon of gas, 20oz of engine oil and a spark plug every season.
    I moved out to the country last fall. Bought a new x738 with a 60hc mower deck and a 54" snow plow with hydraulic kit.
    Then the spending bug hit me. Bought the click-n-go attachment with 6 suitcase weights just in case if I need extra traction for plowing snow. Bought the arm rest kit. I reget buying the arm rest because I wish they were longer so they would fit me better. Buying maintenance kits, extra set of mower blades, 5 gallons of transmission fluid with filter. Today I ordered a mulching kit for my mower deck and front wheel fenders to help keep my mower deck cleaner. Then I will probably buy an extra set of mulching blades. Plus I already used 15 gallons of gas this year and mowing season not even halfway over.
    Welcome to country Life......
    It's not only expensive, it's time consuming. I spent over 6 hours mowing today and didn't even get around to trimming. And, you have to be a part-time mechanic and maintenance man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra7350 View Post
    I lived in the city all my life. Mowed with a walk behind mower that only cost me 1 gallon of gas, 20oz of engine oil and a spark plug every season.
    I moved out to the country last fall. Bought a new x738 with a 60hc mower deck and a 54" snow plow with hydraulic kit.
    Then the spending bug hit me. Bought the click-n-go attachment with 6 suitcase weights just in case if I need extra traction for plowing snow. Bought the arm rest kit. I reget buying the arm rest because I wish they were longer so they would fit me better. Buying maintenance kits, extra set of mower blades, 5 gallons of transmission fluid with filter. Today I ordered a mulching kit for my mower deck and front wheel fenders to help keep my mower deck cleaner. Then I will probably buy an extra set of mulching blades. Plus I already used 15 gallons of gas this year and mowing season not even halfway over.
    Welcome to country Life......
    All you have to do is figure out what you use to have to pay that you don't know and it will get cheaper and you will feel better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra7350 View Post
    I lived in the city all my life. Mowed with a walk behind mower that only cost me 1 gallon of gas, 20oz of engine oil and a spark plug every season.
    I moved out to the country last fall. Bought a new x738 with a 60hc mower deck and a 54" snow plow with hydraulic kit.
    Then the spending bug hit me. Bought the click-n-go attachment with 6 suitcase weights just in case if I need extra traction for plowing snow. Bought the arm rest kit. I reget buying the arm rest because I wish they were longer so they would fit me better. Buying maintenance kits, extra set of mower blades, 5 gallons of transmission fluid with filter. Today I ordered a mulching kit for my mower deck and front wheel fenders to help keep my mower deck cleaner. Then I will probably buy an extra set of mulching blades. Plus I already used 15 gallons of gas this year and mowing season not even halfway over.
    Welcome to country Life......
    Well you can always go back to the push mower. lol

    I'll take that 738 off your hands if you don't know what to do with it. My trailer is already hooked up to my Wrangler. Be right over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra7350 View Post
    I lived in the city all my life. Mowed with a walk behind mower that only cost me 1 gallon of gas, 20oz of engine oil and a spark plug every season.
    I moved out to the country last fall. Bought a new x738 with a 60hc mower deck and a 54" snow plow with hydraulic kit.
    Then the spending bug hit me. Bought the click-n-go attachment with 6 suitcase weights just in case if I need extra traction for plowing snow. Bought the arm rest kit. I reget buying the arm rest because I wish they were longer so they would fit me better. Buying maintenance kits, extra set of mower blades, 5 gallons of transmission fluid with filter. Today I ordered a mulching kit for my mower deck and front wheel fenders to help keep my mower deck cleaner. Then I will probably buy an extra set of mulching blades. Plus I already used 15 gallons of gas this year and mowing season not even halfway over.
    Welcome to country Life......
    15 gallons?? That's it? You do use it right? I go through 20 gallons of diesel every 4 weeks in the warm time of the year. In the cold times I go through 20 gallons total. I'd go stare crazy if all I used was what you use. I think you need more attachments. We can help you spend that money for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    15 gallons?? That's it? You do use it right? I go through 20 gallons of diesel every 4 weeks in the warm time of the year. In the cold times I go through 20 gallons total. I'd go stare crazy if all I used was what you use. I think you need more attachments. We can help you spend that money for you.
    Y'all are all making me jealous. I'll go thru 20 gallons in 4 hours. Last two days been burning around 25-30 gallons a day on this mini ex

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    We moved to the "country" in 91 and would not have it any other way. Both kids are gone now but close enough if we need help. Wife talks about down sizing but I ignore her. Pretending I don't hear her. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    We moved to the "country" in 91 and would not have it any other way. Both kids are gone now but close enough if we need help. Wife talks about down sizing but I ignore her. Pretending I don't hear her. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshakelford View Post
    Y'all are all making me jealous. I'll go thru 20 gallons in 4 hours. Last two days been burning around 25-30 gallons a day on this mini ex

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    I wouldn't mine that problem for a few days. I could make real good use of it here.
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