Before Shalom gets upset, it’s not a toy. Sometimes riding it can be fun, but we really needed to start mowing the lawn. Otherwise there would have been a lot of raking to clean up the mess.
Last weekend we went to our local Husqvarna dealer and purchased a new(ish) garden tractor. It’s actually about five years old, but was in fairly good shape, and very well maintained.
When I started researching the right mower for us I noticed the Husqvarna name repeatedly coming up as a top of the line product. I also learned that they manufacture several of the other brands on the market, and are a great value compared to the “Professional Brands”. I’ve just recently learned that Husqvarna is the official lawn care and landscaping equipment of NASCAR, so that’s an added incentive to buy one.
Because cost was a significant issue to us we settled on a used riding tractor. A regular push mower would not do the job for us, we have several acres to keep trimmed. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to do the job with a rider, just imagine a walk behind. The model we purchased is a YTH1542XP. It’s not the biggest most powerful mower around (it’s got a 15HP engine and a 42″ cutting deck), but it get the job done. So far I’ve been pretty impressed with the way it handles our rough terrain, but I think it’ll take a few more weeks before I can give a proper review.
Shalom getting “first tracks”.
Our neighbor’s home, the grass between (undeveloped land), which we will maintain so both houses can enjoy it.
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