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    Do you consider your lawn machine a tractor?

    Based on the thread in the compact section by Johndeere3720 asking how many tractors we had..

    Do you consider your lawn machine a tractor?

    I do.. Its not as versatile and useful for most jobs but it does a better job at mowing the lawn that my CUT would do IMO. Now a zero turn... nope, not a tractor.

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    If the lawn machine can take some sort of attachment (whether you do so or not) then I'd consider it a tractor. Otherwise, it's a riding lawn mower (and that's a fine piece of equipment to have too). So my little 318 tractor shown here has a front blade and a rear weight bracket (and a loose nut at the wheel).

    I'd have to think if a pull cart is an attachment, I'd tend to think not since it's a bent piece of metal with a hole to add it.

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    I guess my benchmark is my grandpa's mule, he could pull pretty hard.
    Years ago people replaced their mules with tractors which didn't seem to have all the psychological hangups, didn't burn fuel when not used and so on.

    I doubt my 749 would come close to the pulling ability of that big mule so I would not consider it a tractor. I am not really sure the mower is much better than my dad's Charlais bull either, this bull would mow down a 10ft swath through a Sudex patch in one pass. I can't match that with my new mower either.
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    I have a LX280 and while certainly a "lawn tractor" it does many things for me, cut lawn, snow blow driveway, tow small trailer. So tractor yes. As fun as the 2520, no.

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    My L118 only pulls a cart and cuts the lawn but since it rains so much here in Oregon it is more of a trailer puller than a mower thus i would call it a tractor. Now to get some R1s for it and maybe a FEL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    My L118 only pulls a cart and cuts the lawn but since it rains so much here in Oregon it is more of a trailer puller than a mower thus i would call it a tractor. Now to get some R1s for it and maybe a FEL.

    Some people just need better direction.
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    Enough attachments. Why don't I realize this?

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