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260sl from Weeks Auction

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Hey guys,
First off thanks for the awesome forum, been lurking for too long and learning a ton! I purchased my first house this February and the yard wasn't in the best shape, I've definitely made some nice strides but the manual push reel was getting tough to use on the bermuda by mid summer. I switched to my rotary and it just doesn't provide the same cut so hopefully this John Deere from weeks auction doesn't need much work and I can continue to improve the yard. Any tips for a first timer with a power reel and do you think it's too late in the season for a scalp? I'm sure I'll have a billion more questions for y'all!
- Matt

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Congrats. That is my dream mower at the moment. Cards just didn't line up this summer for it to be mine. Lots of car repairs.

With that said, if the 26" doesn't work out for you, let me know and I might be in the market by then.

I'm sure you are going to love it!
Yes, I got my Jake, Toro, and Sisis from Weeks

I believe the unit you got needs a new bedknife and a reel grind and you will be mowing. Not sure if you have shop who services reels locally or not.

Pro Tip: I recommend introducing yourself to the mechanic at the best golf course you know and seeing what they can do for you. Many of them are allowed to do some extra work on the side After all they are the superintendents best friend.
Mpreslar said:
The golf course tip is nice to know, a guy I work with lives at a nice country club that is right down the road. I'll check around and see at a few other courses. Also a shop in Fuquay near me that I believe services reels, no clue how much they would charge to grind a reel though.
Absolutely a great in. Even if the mechanic doesn't know your friend, just mention him as a member and by name.
Even better if he does know him.
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