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Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj
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Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj


Advise your friend to never; ever, get a DUI on a tractor. Speeding
can bring another fine.
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RJ,

Head to the library and read Consumer Reports, Craftsman is not a great
brand. There may be a noise issue. Golf carts have bench seats and carry
more than one person. Your friend may have difficulty getting on and off a
tractor. Tractors are not very stable. I have a 7 speed lawn tractor. Top
speed is faster than jogging but slower than running.

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I would have to differ from the last, I have had a Craftsman tractor for 25
years now, (OK, maybe they were better made then) but it is a 6 speed and
pretty quick. This thing has gone through the trails and in the woods,
pulled out many a deer. Yes it is hard to get on and off (if you were
elderly and had joint issues). I'm not sure just how loud it is but I don't
think is all that loud.

But, I do beleive that a golf cart would be MUCH better for him. I have seen
them on Craigs for 1200. Sounded like a good deal, same type elderly man
owned it, came with battery charges hard roof with rain enclosure.

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On Apr 27, 6:17 pm, "RJ" wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?


A fight you'd not when, either, btw...

A BAD idea. They're not suited for the purpose. Look into finding
used carts.



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Aasuming you're are serious,

Tractors run on gas. Can't use indoors.

Tractors would be hard to move around in tight spots (bathrooms,
stores)

Tractors tend to be big. Moving on a crowded sidewalk could be
challenging.

On Apr 27, 7:17 pm, "RJ" wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj



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RJ wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?


Speed, noise capacity and reliability.


rj


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Aasuming you're are serious,

Tractors run on gas. Can't use indoors.

Tractors would be hard to move around in tight spots (bathrooms,
stores)

Tractors tend to be big. Moving on a crowded sidewalk could be
challenging.

On Apr 27, 7:17 pm, "RJ" wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

I don't think he means a scooter, he means a real golf cart. I see them in a
lot of the elder-housing communities, and even some subdivisions.

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RJ wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?


Speed, noise capacity and reliability.


rj


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Don't forget the safety aspect.

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RJ wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj


Look around for a golf cart dealer in your area. Some may have used ones
for sale.
When my girls were young, I bought a used electric golf cart from a a
local dealer. I paid $300 for it and it came with the 6 - 6v deep cell
batteries (36v motor) which were worth more than the $300 I paid for the
whole thing. It wasn't in the best looking condition but it ran.
In hind site, I should have bought the gas engine one because the kids
got downhearted when it had to be recharged.

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In Hamptonburgh, NY
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There are several companies that sell battery operated "carts" that are
designed for people that can't get around easily. Some are covered by
Medicare or other insurance.


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(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')


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On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:17:47 -0700, "RJ"
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Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !


You don't have to buy new. My friend runs a mini-storage and though
she walks once or twice around each day for exercise and somtimes to
pick up litter, she uses the golf cart a lot. Her boss, her uncle,
runs another ministorage and doesn't buy new for himself either. I
think the same place that repairs them sells them used.

She actually uses a gas powered one. It's not as loud as a tractor
but louder than electric. The engine starts when she presses the
accelerator, which I think is cool. There is a hand lever for
reverse. But it breaks once in a while.

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.


Without the blades, you couldn't chop off anyone's toes.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj


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Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.


And electric won't break anywhere near as often as a gas one, which
has most of the parts of a car.
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On 4/27/2007 6:17 PM, RJ wrote:
Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor
remove the blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj

*And* she thinks my tractor's sexy.8)

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I got back here as soon as I could
(Don't forget to take out the trash)

No matter how great and destructive your problems may seem
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Noise. much louder than a golf cart. Find a used cart for a grand or less.
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Elderly gent in our neighborhood will have to get
an electric "golf cart" to get around our village.

I never realized, those things cost like platinum !

It occurred to me that one could buy a good lawn-tractor remove the
blades, and have pretty good urban transportation.

I see a SEARS ad offering a "six-speed" unit for less than a thou.

Beyond fighting the folks at city hall, any other probs ?
How's top speed ? Reliability ?

rj

*And* she thinks my tractor's sexy.8)

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Ted
I wasn't born in Texas but
I got back here as soon as I could
(Don't forget to take out the trash)

No matter how great and destructive your problems may seem
now, remember, you've probably only seen the tip of them.



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