Stan: We don't know how well this is going to work. This is a complete-
Tim: Sounds to me, I was talking to the homeowner, he's been trying to tackle this hill for three years, and can't get anywhere with it. He keeps working on it. He's like, "You think you're going to get it done in a day?" I go, "Would that be depressing if we got it all done in a day for you?" He goes, "No."
Stan: We can actually see the bottom part. It's totaled out. That thing is done.
Stan: This was about as impossible as a job could get. A 2:1 slope that you could barely stand on, brush that was seven, maybe eight feet tall, but it wasn't just brush, it had stumps and logs buried and littered throughout. Then plus, on top of that, washouts that you could not see at all.
Stan: The first step is to get the Ventrac ready to clear the slope that then we can bring in a skid loader and scrape the slope down to turn this brush heap into a yard. Let's see how this goes.
Stan: We got the call that a property hasn't...
It's all about the lawn mowers today. We're going to talk about the best of the best and the ones to avoid like the plague with a little bit of a twist thrown in at the end. So let's get started.
A bit of a surprise today guys Toro makes it's one of the absolute best lawn mowers and one of the worst. This Toro turf master is the absolute worst one. No matter how long I own it, I can't convince myself to like it. For a push mower, this thing is just way too heavy. It's overbuilt thus not allowing an operator to easily maneuver it. It is a commercial unit meaning it's meant to be heavy duty, but that doesn't mean it needs to be bulky and cumbersome. There is a lot of room for improvement on this machine. It's kind of like a little guy stuck in a fat suit. What?! The power that this machine generates just does not translate to the wheels and the wheels don't translate what power it does receive to the ground. Meaning the operator ends up doing all of the heavy lifting....
All right, a walk behind or a Grandstand, which mower is right for you? We have three simple criteria today. Number one: versatility; one lawn mower, can you do everything you need it to do on your accounts? Number two: operator comfort; at the end of the day are you ready to go again or do you just feel like you've been in a boxing match? Criteria number three is growth; eventually, as an owner or operator you‘re going to move out of that stage and you are going to hire someone to run your lawn mower. Which mower are you more comfortable putting a potentially inexperienced operator behind? Let's get started. Let's talk about versatility, I have found that the walk behind mower can do just about everything that a Grandstand can do, but it conquers the slope. They absolutely master the slope in comparison to a Grandstand. Now, what you're going to see in this clip is I'm going to be mowing about a twelve to maybe fifteen percent slope. I can do...
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