Mowing isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon. That’s especially true with the large lawns, ditches and road frontage most small farmers tackle every summer. Mowers are expected to move easily through grass that was left just one rain storm too long, go long distances between fill-ups and yet be comfortable enough to ride for hours A mower is a long-term investment.
Sometimes the grass gets really long!
On our farm, the new Woods FZ22K is the first new mower we’ve owned in 23 years of farming. I must say that we are impressed with how it handles the quarter-mile driveway, one acre yard and all the pasture edging and ditches that must be maintained.
But now we’re even more impressed and looking forward to our long “run’ with our Mow’n Machine.
Recently we posted asking for your “tough job” stories and one stood out as a true testament to product quality, engineering and overall toughness.
James S. sent in pictures of his 1987 1250 Mow’n Machine. Here’s what he had to tell us.
1987 Mow’n Machine still gets the job done.
“I recently purchased my first ZTR, and it happened to be a WOODS. It isn’t the newest model, but it is was what I could afford. I love it. I am able to do maintenance, and what I don’t know I can learn to do. I think it speaks well of the WOODS brand, and the quality of their product, and its ability to stand the test of time.”
When a mower can last 27 years and still do the job, that’s a good investment.
We also have a neighbor who owns a 2008 Mow’n Machine, so maybe we’ll have to stage the Mower Olympics during our 4th of July festivities. The kids are already sharing their ideas for events. I don’t think drag-racing will make the cut!
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