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Ridgerunner said:
I mean we all know I WOULD scrape snow off another vehicle all winter so I could work on a triplex but CMON!!!!! Mrs. HLG is too smoking haaawwwt not to listen to!!!!! :rotfl:
Just the type of situation I've been looking for to live through vicariously.
Has over 25M of lawn. Check!
Mows low. Check!
Burning desire for a triplex. Check!
Arguably lives in snow country. Check, check!
Lives within driving of Ohio. Check!

You NEED this:
Don't let the brand name scare you, it's a Ransomes/Jacobsen unit retrofit.
But you'll need this:
or this:
Here's the plan for getting it by "she who must be obeyed:"
"Honey, I want to make sure you can get out of the driveway safely when it snows, but with my (insert: bad back, football injury, bum knee- I used my age, but you're probably too young), I'm just not sure I'm going to always be up to it, so with this:
and this
I can always make sure you are never snow bound.
Then you explain how it's a 'no brainer' to replace the current mowers with this:
This actually might be perfect. It would be great if I could have one device for mowing and leaf mulching to save space, reel mow (.5" - 2" range), and actually - my wife had asked about a snow plow - so that would totally help sell it.

Anyways - can these pull a spreader / sprayer? I don't see a hitch on them.

ETA: put my comment in the quote ooooooops
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HoosierLawnGnome said:
Not bad!

I start scalping spots @ around 2", so until I can undertake a leveling project, I'm not going to be cutting < 1".
Just because you scalp with a rotory at 2", doesn't mean you won't be able to cut lower with a reel. Rotory vs. reel will not be the same. I scalp a couple spots at 2.25" with a 54" rotory deck, yet will be lowering to .75" with The reels in a week. The reels handle slopes, hills, and bumps alot better than a rotory. I've said this before, but I feel as almost any yard can be cut at 1" with a reel that has full length front and rear rollers.
Ridgerunner said:
Are the specs different for greens vs fairway reel mowers? Like, is there a difference in the HOC range adjustment or anything?
Yes. Greens mowers have lighter cutting heads with a lower HOC range, while fairway mower heads are heavier duty, have a higher HOC range, and are alot heavier.
Ware said:
Ridgerunner said:
So I'm guessing a fairway mower would have a minimum HOC. Would that minimum be low enough to get the kind of effect that you are aiming for with your KBG, or would it be too hihg for that carpet look?
Yes, but I would say it is above the lowest HOC most of us are dealing with. For example, a Toro Reelmaster® 3100 has a HOC range of 6.4 mm to 6.4 cm (0.25 - 2.5 inches).
Another example are the John Deere cutting heads. The QA7 is a heavy duty 7" diameter reel used on fairway and trim units and has a HOC range of 0.35" - 2.48". The QA5 head is a 5" diameter reel used on greens mowers (although they are on a few fairway models) and have a HOC range of 0.00" - 1.42"
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