Ha! Same thing here TomC.
HER riding lawn mower that I always seen to be the one directed to use.
No modifications “improving” allowed.
I discovered that I could mow much better up tight and close to trees and shrubs with the engine cover off. Much better past the front wheels visibility.
SHE objected strenuously to my T-bucket look, hot-rod modification of HER mower.
So back to slow and careful now with the factory engine hood on.
J.O. I’ve found that hand hatcheting and hand pruning saw work is the slow and careful way to do thinking thinnings too. That power equipment drives me to too many, Oopp’s. Can’t smell enough of the good harvest smells past the exhaust gasses stinks either.
tree-farmer Steve Unruh