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    How to pick up sticks without leaving my seat?

    With my old LX288 when I was mowing and came across a stick I could just reach down (after killing the PTO if I was feeling safety conscience that day), pick it up, and deposit it on the sick pile on my next time by. With my new 1025R I now have to get off the tractor to get a hold of anything. I'm contemplating getting something like this or this to keep in my fender next to my lopping shears but I thought I would see what others around here do first.
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    Something like that will work fine. I use the exact same grabber with my X500. I have one of the 5-gal buckets mounted behind the seat and as I encounter sticks I grab them with the tool and place them in the bucket.
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    I drop the bucket and scoop 'em up!


    Oh, wait.... Is this while you mow your lawn and not the field? Sorry, my bad!


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    This is the sort of thing they make these "kids" things to handle.

    Yeah, there really is no good way. A "grabber off the high shelfer" thingy would work.
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    I am green, I apply the broken sticks back to the yard after the deck shortens them up!
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    I do that too as long as they are thin enough when I'm out back. The wife isn't too happy about that procedure in the front yard.
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    Cheaper Option

    Quote Originally Posted by mjarmstr View Post
    With my old LX288 when I was mowing and came across a stick I could just reach down (after killing the PTO if I was feeling safety conscience that day), pick it up, and deposit it on the sick pile on my next time by. With my new 1025R I now have to get off the tractor to get a hold of anything. I'm contemplating getting something like this or this to keep in my fender next to my lopping shears but I thought I would see what others around here do first.
    I just bought a reasonably good grabber at Harbor Freight for under 2 bucks on sale. With a cheap one, you won't feel so bad when it falls off your tractor and you run over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFreund1 View Post
    I am green, I apply the broken sticks back to the yard after the deck shortens them up!
    I guess I'm green too. For the most part if it fits under the deck......I mow it. However, over the years I have learned this is not always a good idea.
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    Never any sticks in my lawn area (3 acres) and have many trees.

    Since we heat with a wood stove having lots of kindling is important. My wife has a system of sorts. When I say that I am going to mow the following day, she walks the property with her 5 gal bucket and picks up all the sticks breaking them to size to fit in the bucket. So I never have one stick to deal with mowing and always have tons of free kindling - win win!
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