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    Road Ride or Lawn Ride

    So I've been trying to figure out whether to buy a new motorcycle or a riding mower. Saw these for sale..... Ride On Mower For Sale | East Coast: Pattaya & Region | Lawn Mower, Trimmer for Sale | BahtSold.com | Baht&Sold

    but from what I understand they are marked up from the import cost quite a bit. It still would be great to mow the grass with a Margarita in the cup holder any time the grass on the land looks long rather than waiting for Local-Farmer-Dude to come over with his turbo weed wacker to soak up my 900 baht. Plus, mowing my own land is a heck of a lot safer than catting around on a a new 500X with the majority of the drivers trying to kill you. The wife says get the bike. I am thinking I want to chill and mow. Needing some advice here. Anyone buy one of these mowers?
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    They are lawn mowers and will only cut a lawn.
    If you try using it on anything rougher then the deck/belts will start giving problems.

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    No contest.

    If you have a sizeable yard, get a riding lawn mower.

    I didn't bring one over in the 40 ft. container and 'am kicking myself for not having done so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    They are lawn mowers and will only cut a lawn.
    If you try using it on anything rougher then the deck/belts will start giving problems.
    Our land is flat and fairly true so as long as I stayed on a regular schedule, it would be fine. Would still need a wacker for the edges and on the steeper slopes of the pond and driveway, but 95% could be cut with a good mower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer
    mowing my own land is a heck of a lot safer than catting around on a a new 500X with the majority of the drivers trying to kill you. The wife says get the bike.
    have you asked her why?

    as for lawns, stuff them, they are too much trouble

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    Buy a deck chair. Sit in it with a Margarita watching the gardener cut the grass while you plan your next trip on a CB500X,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Buy a deck chair. Sit in it with a Margarita watching the gardener cut the grass while you plan your next trip on a CB500X,.
    That's not bad advice! The wife likes to take motorcycle trips so she is biased pro- bike. I hate seeing the grass get long, knowing Local-Farmer-Dude will take his sweet time coming over. Watching him cut the grass is not exactly my idea of a fun day, so maybe hopping on the bike and leaving might be the answer......

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    Maybe wifey likes the Local-Farmer-Dude and wants you out of the way?


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    Or you could get one of these...



    Dubbed the Mean Mower, the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor-based machine retains its original look and still cuts grass, but is claimed to do 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach an estimated top speed of 209km/h – all at 130db.

    Kill two birds with one stone!
    If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

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    not much to think about here, get the bike and the missus a pair of scissors

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    You have a wife Why would you need to pay someone to come and cut the grass ?
    Simply buy the wife her very own weed whacker, buy the bike and job done

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    Get the mower.
    Bling it out with a custom seat, sun shade, neon running lights, mags, esky and stereo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard of Oz View Post
    Or you could get one of these...



    Dubbed the Mean Mower, the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor-based machine retains its original look and still cuts grass, but is claimed to do 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach an estimated top speed of 209km/h all at 130db.

    Kill two birds with one stone!
    Nice! Ahhhh, mowing sounds around the property.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard of Oz View Post
    Or you could get one of these...



    Dubbed the Mean Mower, the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor-based machine retains its original look and still cuts grass, but is claimed to do 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach an estimated top speed of 209km/h all at 130db.

    Kill two birds with one stone!
    That looks great, but I would'nt like to be doing 200 K's an hr on it thanx.

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    I just purchased a Honda Gas push mower. Our lot in here in Chiang Rai is flat and rock free. Picked them all up myself. Then go down and pick up a new 500X...best of both worlds....

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    ^ Job well done, I say.

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    Ride on mower for sure, its fun to drive and you will not be run over by a fortuner or pickup driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer
    safer than catting around on a a new 500X with the majority of the drivers trying to kill you. The wife says get the bike
    There's a message in there somewhere...

    Go for the bike.

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    Petrol hand mower. It keeps me fit and I get the satisfaction of sitting back after its done and having a cool drink. I earned it. A ride on mower's shite at getting close to the walls and corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Petrol hand mower. It keeps me fit and I get the satisfaction of sitting back after its done and having a cool drink. I earned it. A ride on mower's shite at getting close to the walls and corners.
    Mowing 3 rai, I don't care about the walls and corners.....

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    Buy a goat. & a motorbike...

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