Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

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Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:39 am

Yesterday was a busy day. I worked until 3:30, loaded up my John Deere 425 with the front end loader and met a couple of other church members at the chruch. I used the bucket to load 2 trailers full of dirt to relocate. Once at it's new destination about 2 miles north of town, I unloaded the trailers and headed home.
When I got home I noticed the grass needed mowing so after supper I got out the John Deere 335 and mowed the lawn. That usually takes about an hour and a half.
My neighbor Brett, came over earlier in the day and asked if I would use my sickle mower to cut some wild flowers in his backyard. Well you know how it is when you get a chance to play with your tractor! Once my mowing was done I took the Cub across the street and put her to work. Brett took some video of the Cub at work.
https://youtu.be/hfh3rmG4sHY
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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby Mortgaged » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:21 am

I ran a walk-behind sickle mower extensively back in the 80's and really love the way they cut through and drop those tall weeds. Yours looks like it's cutting great and it's a lot safer sitting on a tractor! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby Waif » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:44 am

Nice!
Layin it down just right.

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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby Qtr Milr » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:25 pm

Makes me wish I had a need for one!!
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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby torchred89 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 pm

Looks good!

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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Thanks for posting this. Brought back memories of when Grandpa would mow the 3-4 acre field to get rid of the grass and wild carrot. Grandma called it Queen Annes Lace. She would have me bring in a big handful and put it in a vase. When Grandpa saw it he'd spit and sputter about weeds in the house. It wasn't until I had Grandkids that I figured out what was going on!

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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby tmays » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:31 pm

Qtr Milr wrote:Makes me wish I had a need for one!!

I don’t have a need for one, but I have two! :lol:
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Re: Cutting Flowers, Cub Style

Postby Barebones » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:52 pm

That is a good tool for the job without slinging vegetation all over the place. I use a Stihl sickle bar attachement on my Kombi Tool for smaller jobs. It provides a 24-inch cut and is good for clearing trails and anything over head up to about 1-inch diameter. Great for cutting wild grape vines under conifer trees. It's cost was $250 but is typical Stihl quality.


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