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Robotic mower experience?

Discussion in 'General' started by motion, Sep 13, 2023.

  1. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    Looks like the more spendy model ($5900) does pattern mowing. https://www.husqvarna.com/us/robotic-lawn-mowers/automower-450x-epos/

    Might be a workable solutions... I'll have to watch the youtube reviews.

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  2. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Gated communities always get charged more for services.
  3. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I think he might be able to see the water from his new place? His old place was close enough to smell the water.

    I live about 12 miles inland from Laguna Beach, in Mission Viejo, which is a nice family area to raise kids. Now that the kids are gone, I should go get close to the water.:crackup:
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2023
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  4. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck


    Here's a satellite view with the width of the yard. It's waaaay smaller than what your folks have going on.

    144' by about 30 is right at 1/10 of an acre. I don't think you want to buy a fleet of these things!!

  5. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    I know... remember I PMd you and chewed yer ass for oversharing too much info about your Flower Mound house, which anyone with a stalker mind can use Denton County tax website to get your current address.

    I think there's probably enough info in the stuff I've posted here for someone with a mind to do it to find me, but I try and keep that to a minimum. The interweb, especially government tax records being publicly accessible, makes it WAY too easy to stalk people!

    Someone on here posted pics of their bike with the exif data intact. Turn geolocation off on your phone's camera if you haven't already, folks. Most image hosts delete it, but some don't.
  6. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    I still can't think of one good reason why I wouldn't want people to know my address. To steal my bikes? The Porsche? They ain't getting very far with those things around here. Not sure why anyone would want to stalk me, either.
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  7. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    The $5900 one is supposed to do up to 2.5 acres.
  8. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    That’s how I look at it to, but maybe I am too naive. Now @auminer dont go do it to prove a point.

    Just like people who hide their license plate in for sale ads. Maybe there is a good reason, but it isn’t hidden when I drive it, so if someone wants to steal it, they can surely follow me, or snap a picture of my plate.

    Im also not as sophisticated as @auminer to figure out the stuff like he does from geo tags, etc. I should probably learn that. I guess I need to google how to turn off the info in my camera shots?
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  9. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Ain't no way no how I'm stealing a damn thing from a Russian woman! :eek:

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  10. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Especially her virginity.
  11. zamboiv

    zamboiv Well-Known Member

    Can see it from roof. But I’m the first neighborhood of PCH. Smell the ocean every morning when I wake up and night with windows open and going to bed.

    lot is 1/2 size of yours. Only downfall here.
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  12. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    That’s so freaking awesome!!!!

    I’m really happy for you and your family Jason. What a great lifelong dream to accomplish!!! And you are still young!!!

    Ya know, I wanted a big lot because I thought the kids would play on it often, Dom was 6 months old and my wife was pregnant with Tyler when we bought it.

    Reality is, they played in the cul-de-sac most of the time, which is exactly what the real estate agent told me they would do. They only used the yard to play on the trampoline.

    Knowing what I know now, I would get the smaller lot. I liked the staircase of the house next to ours better, but we chose ours, because of the large lot.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2023
  13. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    If I could afford a big house I would want a big yard to
    separate me from the neighbors (although actually I
    wouldn't want the headache). My brother's house is
    absolutely enormous and it's right on top of his neighbor's
    equally enormous houses. No privacy at all. I don't get it.
  14. iagsxr

    iagsxr Well-Known Member

    This just came up in conversation with a buddy of mine who sells outdoor power equipment.

    He said here in Iowa the problem is that the freeze/thaw moves the ground too much, breaks the buried wires and whatnot.

    He said they are working on a GPS-based ap that will let you set the property boundaries that way.
  15. zamboiv

    zamboiv Well-Known Member

    yep. Our new place is on a culdesac. No school or park in neighborhood so no traffic at all. Kids on bikes constantly out front and playing with neighbor kids. They use backyard quite a bit but mainly in the pool or Kai is digging in the planters. Haha.

    we are pretty lucky. I will totally admit that.
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  16. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    I've been scratching my head watching these two monstrosities being built right on top of one another.


    Land around there can be had 30-50k per acre, and there's lots of it. I just don't get it either.

  17. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Always baffled me that even in the more rural areas houses are built right next to the road on a deep 5 acre lot. I'd pay the extra dough to get the long driveway and utilities to the back of the lot...preferably behind a wall of foliage.
  18. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    These are at least kinda back a little, but they SHARE a 5 acre lot. :confused:
  19. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Family compound?
  20. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    even more reason to space them out!

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