Who's the oldest one here to drive a Zero-turn for the very first time?
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42
Like Tree217Likes

Thread: Who's the oldest one here to drive a Zero-turn for the very first time?

  1. Top | #1
    Ransx77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Last Online
    11-13-2019 @ 07:52 AM
    Location
    Northampton County, Pa.
    Posts
    616
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 100 Times in 55 Posts

    Who's the oldest one here to drive a Zero-turn for the very first time?

    I got mine for my 66th birthday. First time ever driving a ZTR. Why did I wait so long................
    Gizmo2, fdmars, rtgt and 5 others like this.
    Randy
    New: 2017 JD 2032R. R3 turf, 220R FEL with Single Point, 7-iron 60D MMM, Artillian Diverter; 2019 Z740r
    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
    Stihl: MS180CB-E; MS391; HT101; FS110; HS81T; BR600 Magnum
    Critters: Bees, Chickens, Maremmas

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:54 PM
    Location
    Eastern Virginia, United States
    Posts
    4,631
    Thanks
    349
    Thanked 828 Times in 544 Posts

    Almost there

    I'm almost with you and still don't have one. I've only driven one 3-4 times. The first time was at work when we had a display at the state fair and a dealer had offered to loan us one for the display. They also had a display but totally on the other side of the fairgrounds. I went to ask them when they could bring it and they handed me the keys and said "It's yours to take over there". Just what I wanted, first time on a machine driving it across a fair ground during set up day.

    I think I drove it back and then last weekend my brother got a zero turn and I cut about 300 square feet with it.

    So, technically my first time I was younger than you are but not as an owner/operator. They do seem like they would be fun though.

    Treefarmer
    rtgt, BigJim55, Herminator and 1 others like this.
    John Deere 790, 300 loader w Ken's Bolt on Hooks & Piranha tooth bar, grapple, back blade, box blade, Bush Hog mower, couple of red tractors, hay equipment, various old stuff some red, one orange, some I don't remember

  4. Top | #3
    John Deere 1025R TLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:01 AM
    Location
    Scranton, PA Area
    Posts
    2,458
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 169 Times in 157 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I'm almost with you and still don't have one. I've only driven one 3-4 times. The first time was at work when we had a display at the state fair and a dealer had offered to loan us one for the display. They also had a display but totally on the other side of the fairgrounds. I went to ask them when they could bring it and they handed me the keys and said "It's yours to take over there". Just what I wanted, first time on a machine driving it across a fair ground during set up day.

    I think I drove it back and then last weekend my brother got a zero turn and I cut about 300 square feet with it.

    So, technically my first time I was younger than you are but not as an owner/operator. They do seem like they would be fun though.

    Treefarmer
    I'm younger, but no, have not been on one. Neighbor just bought one. Not sure I'd want one, as he stuck it 3 or 4 times today.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    rtgt, BigJim55, Herminator and 1 others like this.
    MY2013 1025R TLB
    47" 2 stage front QT Snow Blower
    647 Tiller
    54D QT mowing deck W/ independent lift
    120H FEL W/ 49 in bucket
    260 BH W/ 12" bucket
    Homemade 10 Kw PTO Driven Generator (Timing Belt Driven 2000RPM input, from front PTO)
    1972 Homelite XL12 inherited from Dad going strong!
    Stihl FS90 String Trimmer
    Mantis Rotary Tiller
    ABI 5ft. Heavy Duty Landscape Rake

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    jdmich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:20 PM
    Location
    North/East of Davison, Michigan
    Posts
    3,651
    Thanks
    636
    Thanked 390 Times in 305 Posts
    You got me beat
    rtgt, BigJim55, Herminator and 1 others like this.
    Thanks Bob
    Fire trucks are Red/Tractors are Green

    2005 JD 790. 419 FEL, Frontier Forks, 6' brush Hog, back blade,7'FEL Snowplow.
    1963 JD 4010. 7' Lucknow 3pt Snowblower
    JD 24T Baler
    JD 14T Baler
    2013 JD 825i-Cab,winch,led lights 6' Snowplow.
    1951 JD MT.
    2011 JD Z445

  7. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:30 PM
    Location
    Warner Robins, Georgia
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 47 Times in 43 Posts
    66 here and never been on one. I didn't get my first riding mower until I was almost 40.
    Gizmo2, rtgt, BigJim55 and 2 others like this.
    2018 1025r. 260B backhoe, 120r loader, Titan 36" forks, Frontier RT1142 tiller
    1995 Lowes branded riding mower.

  8. Top | #6
    DRobinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:09 PM
    Location
    Northeastern PA
    Posts
    10,856
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,495 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere 1025R TLB View Post
    I'm younger, but no, have not been on one. Neighbor just bought one. Not sure I'd want one, as he stuck it 3 or 4 times today.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    I didn't realize that you and I lived so close to Gizmo2.

    By the way, I'm 73 and have never set my arse on one.
    Last edited by DRobinson; 05-16-2019 at 07:27 PM.
    Don

    2320, 54D MMM, 200CX FEL, 54 Front Blade with Artillian Extensions, Omni Transformer Hitch
    445, 54 mower and 54 front blade
    80 dump cart, 21 walk behind mower

  9. Top | #7

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:09 PM
    Location
    New hampshire,"The Granite State": where we grow rocks
    Posts
    409
    Thanks
    166
    Thanked 119 Times in 99 Posts
    Also 73, also never sat on one though my silver has one and Might let me try it. Then again he might expect me to do his whole lawn
    Gizmo2, rtgt, BigJim55 and 3 others like this.
    Roger O
    1025R SCUT
    120R LOADER
    260B BACKHOE
    54D MMM w/ AUTO CONNECT

    WISHLIST
    I WANT IT ALL

    SSG US army 6yr 3mo 10d
    Work hard, retire, work harder

  10. Top | #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Last Online
    11-14-2019 @ 12:00 AM
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
    Got one last year at 57. First time to ever drive one. Took about 2-3 weeks of mowing to get accustomed to it. I liked mowing better with my old faithful 2210. But this is faster and easier to clean up, and piling up hours on a $6000.00 ZT is cheaper than a $15000+ 1 series. But I will never have any fondness for it...Its just a mower.
    Last edited by 2mtrucks; 05-16-2019 at 09:15 PM.
    Gizmo2, rtgt, BigJim55 and 4 others like this.
    2019 4044M, 2018 1023e, Kubota RTV 900, Toro Titan 2000HD ZT and too many trucks.

  11. Top | #9
    trboxman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:02 PM
    Location
    Central WA
    Posts
    783
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 139 Times in 118 Posts
    So...don't take this the wrong way...but...y'all are old...er than me...

    I'm out for two reasons:
    1) I know I'm not the oldest
    2) About 30 years ago I paid for my knee surgery by doing landscaping for the surgeon all summer, he had some god awful expensive Zero Turn that was an absolute beast,rode like a bucking bronco and about 10 acres of groomed yard. Then I didn't touch one again till a month or so ago when I bought one for my 4 or so acres of yard...
    Gizmo2, Ransx77, rtgt and 2 others like this.
    2038R
    72" MMM, iMatch Quick Hitch, RB2072 rear blade, BB2072 box blade, PHD200 w/9" auger, AF10F front blade, AP12F pallet forks, ballast box, Heavy Hitch, Titan 68" flail mower, Fit Rite TnT
    Z930M, 60" MOD, adjustable suspension seat
    The ranch has:
    1 flaming redheaded wife, 2 semi-feral children, 4 barn cats, 3 pups, 3 horses, 1 donkey, 1 duck and a dozen chickens

  12. Top | #10
    rtgt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:29 PM
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    6,816
    Thanks
    1,835
    Thanked 1,221 Times in 869 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere 1025R TLB View Post
    I'm younger, but no, have not been on one. Neighbor just bought one. Not sure I'd want one, as he stuck it 3 or 4 times today.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    You live next door to Gizmo?

    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    I didn't realize that you and I lived so close to Gizmo2.

    By the way, I'm 73 and have never set my arse on one.
    Hard to operate standing up aren't they?



    Dad was in his late 70's when he got one. He just kept mowing. He'd look for grass to mow with it.

    I'm glad I didn't wait till I was old to get one.
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

    3039R, H160 FEL, 375A Backhoe, Artillian Grapple & Forks
    Z915E
    XUV560

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Picking my first zero turn
    By mbowen89 in forum ZTR's and Commercial Turf Equipment
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-09-2018, 08:47 AM
  2. Just picked up my first zero turn
    By Mechanic1 in forum ZTR's and Commercial Turf Equipment
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-02-2017, 07:01 AM
  3. Oldest daughter will graduate college
    By Zebrafive in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-27-2015, 05:27 PM
  4. Oldest US Time Capsule Will Be Opened Today
    By Gizmo2 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-06-2015, 03:56 PM
  5. The oldest plow I've ever seen
    By Uncle Wayne in forum Johnny Poppers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 06:43 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts