Your neighbor needs to get a life.Hi everyone. I have a 2013 1025r which I use on my 10.5 acres here in Vermont. My driveway is about 500’. I grade the driveway 2 – 3 times per year with a 48" Frontier box blade. It takes me 1 - 2 hours each time.
I have a not so nice neighbor, who has taken a strong dislike to my tractor. When I grade the driveway, she writes me nasty emails saying how the noise bothers her a lot.
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In the above photo you can just barely see her house through the woods to the right of the pine trees.
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It's pretty wooded up here, so I can't imagine it is THAT loud. But she acts like I am driving her out of house and home. She even went as far as to quote local town ordinances indicating commercial excavation equipment shall not be used during off-hours or Sundays. I doubt this tractor qualifies as ‘commercial excavation equipment.’ I don't grade during off hours, however; I may have done a Sunday here or there.
My questions are:
I want to be sensitive to her concerns but I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions are appreciated.
- Do you folks have neighbors who give you a hard time about tractor noise? If so, how do you handle it?
- Do you know if the 2013 model is any nosier than later models? I suspect what she is hearing is the box blade dragging as much as the tractor engine.