That's why I would never, ever live in, or even too close to a city.
Yuck. Disgusting. People packed together like sardines, makes me
shiver. I do OK on my 5 acres, although I wish it were larger, I can
still see one or two houses through the woods when the leaves fall.
Summertime I can only see 1 house and 1 church that is maybe a 1/2 mile
from me in the lower part of my view of the Smokies. That one I don't
mind very much.
Guy here in Kitchener/Waterloo a few years back had a Jimmy 6-71 in
the bed of his Chevy 4X4, hydraulically driving a twin-beater McKee
blower mounted on the front. Now THAT sucker would blow snow!!! (and
wake up the neighbours for a few blocks). Ever hear a blown 6-71 whine
through a short (muffled) stack???
I use these early on a Saturday morning to get even with the neighbors who
played loud music all night Friday when I was trying to sleep!
As to starting trouble, get a Stihl or a commercial model the gardener's
use. These always start easily for me.
It would be a good laugh to see you mow my place with a corded mower
- and I've tried with cordless and the battery replacement costs were
almost criminal - and I could never mow the whole lawn on one charge.
(and my 30+ year old gas mower will do 3 or 4 cuttings on a tank of
gas.) With it's 24" blade, it's an hour's job, and with the 20 inch
wheels it's eazy to push, even if I choose not to use the self
propelled function. With the motor between the rear wheels, and the
blade belt driven forward, I can trim under the fences and right up tp
posts/trees so I don't have need for a string-trimmer.
My 30+ yeart old Briggs engine generally starts on the second good
pull if not the first. The electrics all end up with switch issues,
and the cordless ones always end up with one or more bad batteries.
I built and drove an electric car - ride an electric assist bike, but
have NO USE for an electric lawn mower.
Don't they have mowers with battery packs now? I would consider
getting one as I have a smaller(not tiny) yard. I also used a corded
mower for a while and could sling extension cords like a cowboy.
I went to a gas mower because it took to long messing with the cord. I
use a battery powered trimmer and it takes 2 packs to complete the
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