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Old 01-05-2007, 10:39 PM
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How fast does this mower you have travel? Is it modified for more speed?
No, it hasn't been modified, other than different tires, top speed about 18mph.
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I would also get some extra front rims and tires for it. At full speed the front tires like to wobble alot on the mid mount ZRTs. How about a pit stop at Orange County CHOPPER on your way through NY. The did build a bike for Dixie chopper. You could get the discovery (TLC now) to film some of the ride or atleast your apearence at OCC.
SOUPY- that mower does have flex forks.
Dixie Chopper is providing all the maintenance including tires. And yes I hope to make a pit stop at OCC although not sure about television.
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Do you have the cash to support your dream? Or is it all donations
No I don't have the cash, definitely not rich. Corporate Sponsors will be providing for needs.
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You may want to get some head and tail lights for that Dixie.
Dixie is already putting them on for me, also will have yellow strobes so I don't get run over. Now I must say sure do appreciate all the input you guys are giving, like I never thought of a suspension seat and all the other great comments you've given, thanks Travlndude----
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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Travlndude...Have you ever operated a ztr?
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:32 PM
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Might sound wierd but carry some wet wipes with you. They serve alll kinds of purposes.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:41 PM
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All I can say is good luck Maybe you can get dixie to give you a enclosure for the weather.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:08 PM
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That's propane driven......30000 miles? He will be needing back surgery at mile 2500. Good luck bro.
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:09 PM
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I think Forest Gump logged more miles on his Torro!

I believe Forest was using a Snapper, not a Toro.
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:33 PM
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oops!!!!!!!!! (double post)
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:36 PM
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How many hours a day do you plan on traveling? I figure 8hrs total. 6.5 hours of actual seat time and the rest for periodic breaks which you will need. I wish you the best on this trip because it will be hard. Not to many of us know what it is like to spend that much consecutive miles on a mower. Get the best ear protection you can find.

Your website stated 100 miles a day for 300 days with the other 65days for the unexpected. I have a feeling you will lose more then 65 days due to weather and just needed rest time and mower downtime for maintenance. That is only 1 1/4 day per weak of downtime.

How is maintenance being scheduled and performed? Will you have some kind of crew with you or at least a truck and trailer following you?
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:53 PM
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I forgot to mention that your website isn't very direct on what record you are trying to break. Your homepage only mentions a ride of 30,000 miles but doesn't say anything about a lawn mower. You might want to update it a little to give people more of an idea what you are doing.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:00 PM
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Sounds like you got your work cut out for ya, but I would modify every part of that Dixie Chopper. The seat, suspension upgaded to a ferris style, new exhaust to get rid of any sound if I could, pulleys, tires, and canopy like suggested by others. Or you will never want to look at a lawn mower again after it kicks your butt on that ride.
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