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Old 09-04-2006, 07:44 AM
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I think it is an excellant idea. It, no doubt, weighs 500+ less than most riders out there and shouldn't be too hard to service. It looks like there aren't very many non-factory parts on it and he probably used off the shelf linkages for the steering.

Brendan, it looks like you change the height just like you would on any other Scag walkbehind. Spacers on the caster shafts.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:40 AM
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Operator presence switch in the seat? The extra weight being placed on the deck? Makes no sense to me. Too many liability issues.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:45 AM
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Operator presence switch in the seat? The extra weight being placed on the deck? Makes no sense to me. Too many liability issues.
My thoughts exactly. I also wonder about cutting height adjustment. I would just buy a used or new rider.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:34 PM
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fixed deck WB with your ass on top of it. yikes. I'd be scalping quite a few lawns.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:29 PM
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deck height adjustment? the fist of many questions i would have about this thing...

My first thought as well.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:32 PM
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STUPID.
Fixed deck, NO parts, NO warranty. Do I NEED to say more?
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Old 09-04-2006, 02:26 PM
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this is how dixie chopper started out. dixie...dixon. chopper....grasshopper.to all you naysayers out there,if you put down the new ideas we will never have a mower that will do it all.
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Old 09-04-2006, 02:29 PM
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I admire the guy's efforts in putting the thing together, but I would not buy it.

Especially because the control bars are in between your legs rather than outside your legs. First of all, it would be a real pain to get off the thing, and a real big reason is when you hit say a hidden tree stump or rock, and the mower comes to a dead stop, the first area of your body to hit those bars will be your crotch area. Eeek! I don't even want to think about it!
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