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deereman
03-05-2006, 09:04 AM
I cant think of the mowers name off hand , but does anybody remember a mower that you almost laid down on your back and steered with your feet? I used to see them advertised but I dont think that Ive seen them in at least a couple of years. Just curious if they are out of business. Or if anybody even remembers these type of mowers.

grass-scapes
03-05-2006, 01:32 PM
I hear they mowed slopes really really fast.

Luge mowers....LOL

Gilla Gorilla
03-05-2006, 01:52 PM
There is a guy around in my area that uses a mower like you are describing. It has two sets of tires in the rear and he basically lays down in it. He specializes in mowing retention ponds, that is the only places that I ever see him.

deereman
03-05-2006, 02:58 PM
I think that they were yellow? That seems what they were. Does he steer with is feet then , meaning it has peddles.

Richard Martin
03-05-2006, 04:54 PM
I think that was a Hustler or something. Hey PJ, you out there?

edward hedrick
03-05-2006, 06:53 PM
Jungle Jim or Trimmer Trap made it. ,maybe a hard sell??

Pumper
03-06-2006, 12:33 PM
It was Jungle Jim. They called it the Spitfire. I don't think they ever built very many. I haven't heard anything about it lately. It was made up the road in Louisville, KY.

davidcalhoun
03-06-2006, 02:05 PM
Don't know if this is the one, but I thought I remembered a oversized ZTR mower that always displayed at Expo in Louisville back in the early 90's. If I recall it was red and white and had a oversized fiberglass body over a large deck. I just can't recall the name. Dyn__?

Runner
03-06-2006, 02:41 PM
I tink I remember the word "recliner" being used. If you do a search and use the word recliner, it will probably turn up.

mowerconsultant
03-07-2006, 12:13 AM
Don't know if this is the one, but I thought I remembered a oversized ZTR mower that always displayed at Expo in Louisville back in the early 90's. If I recall it was red and white and had a oversized fiberglass body over a large deck. I just can't recall the name. Dyn__?

Dyna-Mow
They are no longer in business.

mowerconsultant
03-07-2006, 12:15 AM
I think that was a Hustler or something. Hey PJ, you out there?

Not us... we have made many different steering systems in the past, but non that you used your feet.
As mentioned above, it was a Jungle Jim riding mower.

Pj

impactlandscaping
03-07-2006, 11:48 AM
I'm not sure of it being a mower, even. I do remember demoing the ZTF at the 2003 Expo in KY, but it was a tool carrier. It had a swing out rack for a backpack, and you could trim or stick edge with both hands while steering with your feet. If they turned it into a mower, I missed it.:confused:

Envy Lawn Service
03-08-2006, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I remember that mower and I saw some revisions of it also in different colors.
Here's a picture of one, but I don't know what's currently going on with it...

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11985&stc=1&d=1067758411

Here is a thread about it too....

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=55583

deereman
03-09-2006, 09:29 PM
ENVEY thats the one that I was talking about!!!! I was looking at the new 2006 ZTRs and for some reason I thought about that one that I did not see it. Soooooooooo did they go out of business or not? And thanks to all of you who tried to help with this thread. This mystery was driving me NUTS!:dizzy:

Envy Lawn Service
03-09-2006, 10:53 PM
No... Jungle Jim's was tring to market it.

I saw another version at the 2004 GIE.
That one was red and black.

deereman
03-10-2006, 05:49 PM
So Envey did they go broke ? or what did happen ?

Envy Lawn Service
03-10-2006, 06:01 PM
Well, Jungle Jim's is most certainly still in business and should be for a long time.

I don't know what the deal is with the Spitfire mower though.