Recalling lawnmowers -- old and new

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Lawn mowing is big business. I'm often impressed with the number of pick up trucks I see pulling trailers loaded down with mowers, trimmers, edgers and other lawn care tools. Even in our one neighborhood, there must be at least a dozen lawn services regularly mowing lawns for the folks who live here. These machines are not the kind of $100 to $200 lawn mowers that I have used most of my time over the past 50 years. These are multi-thousand dollar machines, with as much power as the Ford tractor we once farmed our land with in the 1950s, outfitted with many cutting blades, and able to cut as wide a swath as our old horse-drawn field mower used to cut in the hay field. I know from visiting with friends who offer lawn mowing and other lawn care services that sustaining a lawn care business is a major financial investment and a significant management challenge.

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