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Well,

We demoed the JD950 today.

Test was at the travellers site we look after.

The same 26hp Yanmar as in the 1026 tractor but much quieter.

Price was attractive too.

We had a choice of new or the demo machine with 70hrs on the clock.

So we signed a deal for 15'800 euros ht

Dealer took it away to give it a service and we'll be cutting grass just for kicks this weekend.

Job done.

Ty

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Well,

We demoed the JD950 today.

Test was at the travellers site we look after.

The same 26hp Yanmar as in the 1026 tractor but much quieter.

Price was attractive too.

We had a choice of new or the demo machine with 70hrs on the clock.

So we signed a deal for 15'800 euros ht

Dealer took it away to give it a service and we'll be cutting grass just for kicks this weekend.

Job done.

Ty

 

It will never look that clean again, nice machine, go look for some grass to cut.

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Whay HAY!

We've landed more seasonal and one off grass contracts.

Mostly people selling their properties or going on long vacations.

This calls for ANOTHER MOWER!

But only for a few weeks until this grass rush ends.

So tomorrow morning I pick up that Grillo I couldn't previously afford on a low cost short term rental deal.

Images to follow...

Ty

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Oh my, it's a whole new love affair and one we can't afford to maintain either!

Having said this, our 3 man crew whizzed around this garden in an hour.

(2 hours with travel time, unloading, loading, eating the clients cherries and drinking his cold coke as it was the last job of the day.

280euros.

One camera man for our new promotional video, one walk behind under the trees and one tired climber relaxing after the mornings exertions by spending it driving the Grillo.

It is an incredibly productive machine.

When you switch the blades on it will just mulch so to collect you flick another for the turbine.

The pod fills up to the brim thanks to a mechanism that directs the grass from left to right as it enters.

Sounds like a Lear Jet warming up when you flick the turbine on!

 

Ty

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We've had some 'baffles' welded up inside the cutting deck courtesy of J.D to improve wet grass collection.

These are present on the larger decks but not on ours.

It now has a stronger vacuum effect.

It has proved a little weird swapping from the J.D to the Grillo and back again as the Grillo is of course zero turn.

I broke down for a morning on the Grillo by sucking up a small piece of hornbeam

(from a previous small tree pruning job) which jammed the turbine (I'm lucky like that)

The J.D had blade bolts go and a puncture from hitting a buried spade head used for a dog chain anchor whilst mowing at the travellers site.

Ty

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