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01-06-2004, 11:30 PM
I was wondering if anyone has ever used ATV's in there mowing bussiness with a pull behind mower. Not the best question but I was wondering if there could be any use for one or if it is just a waste

01-06-2004, 11:30 PM
I've seen them more for spraying.

01-06-2004, 11:47 PM
I have used a 4-wheeler to pull an aerator.You have be very gentle and it helps to have a wide open space.It's a quick way to aerate a 4 acre lawn.:D

01-07-2004, 12:01 AM
Only fert. and spraying. Also, used a golf cart for those items plus hauling mulch.

01-07-2004, 12:26 AM
My Grandpa uses one with a mower for ditches and basic stuff like a brush hog but fits in tighter places around the barn and such. I guess if you are looking for a way to write off a 4 wheeler go for it.

01-07-2004, 12:49 AM
I own 2 4 wheelers. I have used mine for a sprayer. I do not think I would use them on any yards with a pull behind mower. I pulled my friends once. The advantage was the shocks on the 4 wheeler soak up the bumps on rough ground really well. The disadvantage ( and it is a big one ) 4 wheelers and their tires, by design, are very aggresive in traction. It will tear up the turf, BIG TIME when you are turning. And we all try to avoid turf damage at all costs in this business.

Cut 2 Please
01-07-2004, 09:05 AM
I had a 4 wheeler w/a pull behind finish mower about 7 or 8 years ago to mow my 2 acres. Not a very good set up. It did not mow around trees well. It did not have good power. It was very light weight so if you went to fast it bouced around. It was hard to back up. It did not do well in tight areas.
I have also used the one that is a bush hog. It does much better.

Team Gopher
01-07-2004, 09:49 AM
Hi Guff,

Here is a related product. Click the image for link.

http://www.biggameproshop.com/atv_pl9.jpg (http://www.biggameproshop.com/atv_plotmower.htm)

01-07-2004, 10:05 PM
I've never used one but it sounds like some of the problems could be solved easily. Can't back up very well, doesn
t follow good around trees and bounces. Just make a hitch with two hooking points instead of the one. Just like a three point hitch lawn mower for a bigger tractor. Make all 4 wheels swival so it will back up easier. You can add as much weight as you want also. I still think they would be best of wide open spaces.

01-07-2004, 11:17 PM
back a few years ago i used to mow this large farm lawn (5-6 acres) and I would do it with a friend. We would use the guys gear. He had a JD tractor with a 60" deck and a 4wheel ATV with a 60" finish mower.

I would almost always use the JD but on occasion i used the 4wheeler. Really was not that good. What you have to realize is that you are MOWING, and that you can only go so fast with an 8hp mower on the back. You really have to pay attention or before you know it your goin 20MPH. Also, very bumpy.. You needed to turn very slowly, brake very slowly and accelerate very slowly-or you would be fishtailing, and burning rubber.

Basically-it can be done-just keep an eye on what your doing and remember you are mowing not racing.

01-07-2004, 11:28 PM
I don't know that dragging a finish mower with an atv is such a great idea because of the nature of atv's. They are built for traction. On the other hand, seems to be a good idea for bush-hogging because there's no turf to tear up so it doesn't matter.

01-07-2004, 11:49 PM
I have 2 yamaha terapro 4X4s they are built for Grounds Care They have active Pto, 3pt hitch, turf tires and high and low gears.
Thier atachments are 60" Brushhog 60"finish Mower, Snow Plows, Spreaders, 100 gallon water tank, rake, disc, and small bucket. can not think of all the crap I have for them but that highlights it for you

01-07-2004, 11:51 PM
I was more interested in using it for a potential job that I am bidding that would be 75 acres of fairly rough terrain, i thought maybe a atv would be good for that type of mowing.

01-07-2004, 11:55 PM
heres a pic of the terapro

01-18-2004, 04:42 PM
do thay still make the yamaha

01-18-2004, 07:30 PM
I dont think so, but I know its harder then HE!! to get parts

Jim Feder
01-18-2004, 10:33 PM
we have a 4 wheeler and use it for snow and mow. It has a 60" tow behind mower 13hp. I can take that thing on steep hills and in ditches. IT never sees a yard but when we mow farms and ditches it is the sweetest thing I have used. Not to say side walks when it snows Plus the fun I have on it. :D

06-13-2006, 01:05 PM
I would like to buy yamaha terrapro attachments.....

06-13-2006, 06:09 PM
Do you know where I might buy yamaha terrapro attachments used?

06-13-2006, 06:10 PM
I will also buy new ones.

06-13-2006, 06:12 PM
Or some that are like new.

06-13-2006, 06:15 PM
Does anyone know all of the different attachments made for the 1988 yamaha terrapro?

06-13-2006, 06:16 PM
I have several terrapros...

06-13-2006, 06:17 PM
Even so, I might buy more if the price is right.

06-13-2006, 06:19 PM
But mostly I am looking to buy attachments.

06-13-2006, 06:21 PM
Does anyone know of a company that specializes in shipping items 200 pounds or more.....without crating...and reliable...and at a decent price?

06-13-2006, 06:23 PM
This thread looks old...I can only hope that someone will eventually run across it...and will provide some assistance.

06-13-2006, 06:25 PM
So if anyone out there could help me find pto attachments for the 1988 yamaha terrapro atv, I will greatly appreciate it, your efforts will be appreciated.

06-13-2006, 06:41 PM
Settle down there buddy. You only need 1 post.:dizzy:

06-13-2006, 07:53 PM
A.D.D ;) .....

mike lane lawn care
06-13-2006, 08:25 PM
i've seen them used for mowing fields and steep hills, but for turf a gang reel mower behind an old garden tractor is better.

06-26-2006, 02:38 PM
I needed ten posts to send a priveate message. If anyone can find me any terrapro attachments....let me know....being that I have 6 terrapros.

08-08-2006, 08:05 AM
If anyone knows where I might find some yamaha terrapro pto attachments, please let me know. Thanks.

08-08-2006, 10:07 PM
TH1, are you looking for terrpro attachments?

Just kidding I don't have any and have only seen one terrapro before. I guess they weren't a big seller.

Eakern & Dog
08-08-2006, 10:40 PM
I have used my Honda Recon to pull a tarp filled with lawn debris across a large yard. I have also used it to move large hardwood logs that had no yet been cut to fireplace size I tried hooking up my spreader to the back of it and ended up looking foolish. I find it's best used for rest, relaxation or to take my dogs running in the woods.

08-26-2006, 01:17 PM
If anyone knows where I might find some yamaha terrapro pto attachments, please let me know. Thanks.

My folks have 2 of them that have been sitting for a couple/few years in their shed. Located in Iowa, and includes an RC-42 and FM-48.

Just posted them up on ebay.

09-09-2006, 08:49 AM
If anyone know where I might find some more yamaha terrapro attachments, please let me know. I'd like to have a YB-46 snowblower, a YM-48 mower, a post hole digger made for the terrapro, etc. Pretty much everything made for the yamaha terrapro. Thanks.

09-09-2006, 11:53 AM
I was more interested in using it for a potential job that I am bidding that would be 75 acres of fairly rough terrain, i thought maybe a atv would be good for that type of mowing. I have a swisher it is poorly made,a 60 inch finish mower. The Kunz ACREase are suppose to be better quality?

09-11-2006, 07:54 AM
I'm looking for just the attachments made for the yamaha terrapro...
even though swisher has made some interesting products.

10-12-2006, 01:11 PM
Still looking for yamaha terrapro attachments.......

10-12-2006, 01:20 PM
I use an ATV for the snow removal aspect of my business. Its really powerfull and gets the job done. This isnt the best pic because it doesnt show the plow but you could get the idea. I will be taking more pictures this year. Didnt get that much snow last year.

10-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Its 750cc. Real Fast. I was told it can push 10" of snow with no problem. Havent tried that much but it gets through 6" like nothing is there.

10-12-2006, 06:02 PM
we use this on jobs.

11-14-2006, 09:52 AM
Anyone seen any 1988 yamaha atv terrapro pto attachments lately?
Possibly for sale.

11-14-2006, 11:00 AM

11-21-2006, 01:02 PM
Thanks. Anyone seen any more 1988 yamaha terrapro attachments for sale?

11-22-2006, 05:42 PM
th1 if it has a 3 point hitch u can get the atchments at like northern tool or a tractor dealer

11-29-2006, 12:00 PM
It has a two point hitch. I'm looking for the attachments made specifically for the 1988 yamaha terrapro.....thanks.

11-29-2006, 06:56 PM
My Grandpa uses one with a mower for ditches and basic stuff like a brush hog but fits in tighter places around the barn and such. I guess if you are looking for a way to write off a 4 wheeler go for it.

11-29-2006, 07:34 PM
Here's my set-up. I do only Residential, and one Small Commercial. Works like a charm for me.




Right now, I got to take the Quad to the shop. As the Tranny is acting up from getting sumerged in over 4ft of water. Still has plenty of low end, just won't go over 26mph.

01-06-2007, 12:17 PM
1988 Yamaha Terrapro pto attachments in good shape? 931-437-2068