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Old 08-29-2009, 12:21 AM
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Led's on Rider And Sub. Driving

Im thinkin about putting a few Leds on the back of my rider for when i am traveling(short distances) from Job to Job. While my other guys stay behind and edge,blow, etc. Instead of putting the mowers back in the trailer and out again and again! Good idea?? i also almost got hit on one the other day. Said they couldn't see me

Also Is it legal/Ok to drive around the sub w/ my rider from job to job?


Ps: i know im not the only one who does it, and im sure im not the only 1 who has ever thought of this!

(haha haven't been on here in soo long need to update my sig.)
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:54 AM
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I take the mower around my meighborhood all the time. Its alot easier to just throw the trimmer and blower on the mower and drive down the street to my accounts in my neighborhood. I really wouldn't spend money on putting LED's on your mower. Just mount one of those slow moving vehicle triangles on the back, that should be enough.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:24 PM
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An orange triangle on the back of the mower is adequate for the speed, but if you got to go more than a few yard down the road then load and drive the truck. Just safer thank trying to hold equipment and drive a mower.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:37 PM
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An orange triangle on the back of the mower is adequate for the speed, but if you got to go more than a few yard down the road then load and drive the truck. Just safer thank trying to hold equipment and drive a mower.
Oh ya.... i wasn't thinkin about holding a trimmer and blower...but i have strapped a trimmer on it before.. Have you guys seen those racks you can put on your mower? Are they or


Haha your from Alabama they allow anything down there. We drive my uncles ATV's and UtV's on the street down there!
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:56 PM
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I am thinking about putting some kind of amber light on the mowers for commercial properties. In subdivisions I donít think there is any use in it. We also drive the mower from lawn to lawn if they are close to each other but in all reality doing that probably doesnít seem too professionalÖhaving a bright flashy light to help draw possible customers while looking unprofessional probably isnít such a good idea. Donít get me wrong, like I said, we drive from lawn to lawn also on mowers so I donít want anyone thinking I said they are unprofessional
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:24 PM
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Have you guys seen those racks you can put on your mower? Are they or

We got one on our walk behind. It makes it really nice for gated back yards. One trip back to mow and weed eat. We like it a lot.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:42 AM
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I have slow moving vehicle placards on my three sit down ztrs.
In Texas agricultural use equipment may be driven on streets/roads while performing work,
however I am not aware of what restrictions exist in your state.
I'd suggest calling your state or police for current laws - and remember to write down the name of whomever provided you with the info.
I am still considering some type of illuminated warning device for my stand on units but so far haven't come up with any workable ideas.
Ironically enough the only time I have been hit by a motor vehicle occurred when I worked at Augusta National in '95.
Long story short I'm on my way back to the maintenance bldg when a secretary comes barrel assing out of a parking lot, doesn't look and proceeds to drive over the trailer I was towing with the utility cart. Knocked me out of the cart, knocked the mower off of the trailer and dented the trailer and bent the frame of the cart.
And yes, despite my running with the lights on and having one of the Pinkerton guards in front of and behind my cart I was blamed for the accident by my boss.
Dude was going to fire me but it was the Pinkerton guards who both went to my boss and said the secretary was at fault, I was running with the cart lights on and I still bought two days off.
While in Texas I have had a few geezer's back into my truck and trailer but I learned from that AN experience to trust NO ONE.
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