View Full Version : Early stages of zero turn mowers

11-28-2001, 06:56 PM
Check out this mower http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1301841607 it almost looks fake must be one of the first designs.


11-28-2001, 07:33 PM
Looks more like the ground stages for a tractor pull than a grass cutter. I dont think it was a good idea non.the.less to put the caster wheels they chose on the front. I believe they would do more harm then good.

11-28-2001, 08:00 PM
Some people don't know junk when they on it. It will be interesting to see if anyone bids on that POS.

11-28-2001, 08:17 PM
Junk? That thing would make a excellent 'bumper car'! :D

11-28-2001, 08:23 PM
That's last years model homeowners mower for commercial use. :D

Brad, could we put a flex deck on it??? :D

edward hedrick
11-28-2001, 08:41 PM
looks like a Dixon proto-type

Eric ELM
11-28-2001, 09:16 PM
The tires are the only thing worth anything and he is taking them off. ;)

11-29-2001, 12:05 AM
It must be awesome, he adjusted the steering and it threw him off!!! :blush:

Richard Martin
11-29-2001, 07:58 AM
Jest at mowers like that if you must but remember if it wasn't for a mower like that then the ZTRs that we use today either wouldn't exist or would not be at the stage of developement that they are. This may very well have been the make and model that inspired Art Evans (Owner-Magic Circle a.k.a. Dixie Chopper) to make his first ZTR.

If I lived closer I certainly would pick this bad boy up and reburbish it.

11-29-2001, 12:28 PM
Dang it, Richard! Thanks for killing "the illusion"! :angry:

All this time I've been riding around on my Lazer, head held high, pretending it was the direct offspring of some massive bulldozer or a powerful military tank! Deftly manipulating those hrdro handles,...feeling rather snug and manly........mowing down everything in my path.......

...and now I'm going to be left thinking of that puny little "dune buggy" oh, the horror, the horror!...:cry: whaaa! :cry:

Thanks for the let-down...... ;)

11-29-2001, 05:46 PM
That is the mower that is now the Dixon it was called a Ram. It has cone
drive like the Dixon with chains and sprockets. It was built in KS somewhere
around K.C. Those are the original tires on it. You use to be able to get it in
about five colors. The body is fiberglass with metal flakes. We had one in 1971
that was blue

11-29-2001, 07:41 PM
hmm thought i had owned one of the early ztrs im my
marty J made by diense. guess they been around longer than i thought.