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    Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 6:12pm
Hello All.
Finally managed to do some grass cutting today, my clay ground takes time to dry up. I see some of you were cutting yours weeks ago. Old 512D spent winter under the apple tree under a plastic cover. Removed the cover last week turn the key, Robin Diesel burst into song. Drove it to the garage and put the deck back on, after it's winter clean and a paint of waxoyl.
 
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Quote Norm4n Replybullet Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 6:51pm
Looks like a powerful machine that!
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Quote owen Replybullet Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 8:17pm
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Looks like a powerful machine that!
 
 

It's not that big an engine being a Robin diesel 12 HP but it has plenty of power for the 42" cutting deck.

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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 8:52pm
hi owen. that grass looks in top condition.  have you put any fert on? and what a decent length,shame you had no sheep to give it a trim first.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote owen Replybullet Posted: 23 Mar 2012 at 7:17am
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hi owen. that grass looks in top condition.  have you put any fert on? and what a decent length,shame you had no sheep to give it a trim first.
 

Hello John.

It hasn't had any dressing for years, it's been growing most of the winter owing to it being a mild one. It was still a bit soft in places but now the first cut is of it will have a better chance to dry. Your sheep idea is a good one, but the ground is open plan and we have some tame deer that sort of claimed it as their space. We like to see them from the window, last year one of the pairs had twins.

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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 23 Mar 2012 at 9:07pm
now thats sounds like a view to die for.normally deer are very flighty,so it sounds as if they trust you. you will have heard of BEAR GHRYLLS,SO YOU MUST BE DEER OWEN  Tongue
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 23 Mar 2012 at 9:33pm
Now that is the sort of machine we could do with round here. Looks like it does an excellent job. Were currently trying to squeeze all the life we can from an old Atco.
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