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Old 01-24-2009, 12:41 AM
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I LIKE IT ALOT
we all know guys will take the mower where it shouldent go but they will do it so why not have a safty to help
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:22 AM
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Great idea. But we all have to ask ourselves a few questions. With how America and other areas of the World can get obsessed with lawns,, don't we do some bad landscaping that creates dangerous areas to mow and don't we mow on some steep hills that we really shouldn't be mowing on? I gave a bid on a 13 acre lawn around a cheese factory. It was mostly wide open but on the east end there was this hill that was at least 30 degrees if not steeper. I told the manager it was too steep and unsafe to mow and he disagreed. I could have mowed most of that hill if I put duals on the back of my tractor but I still would have been risking my life.
I think you have a good product and I'd guess you will make a living off of either selling them aftermarket or exclusive to one of the ZTR companies. But aren't some people with these brakes on their ZTR just going to push the envelope even further?
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:57 AM
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But aren't some people with these brakes on their ZTR just going to push the envelope even further?
Some people WILL push the envelope even further no matter what you do. Mowers could mow at 40 mph, turn/stop on a dime, etc, etc. Those people are called, STUPID.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:05 AM
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seems like a good Idea....but lets just wait and see if it the $60 your saying..I have a feeling this will be a $500 option!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:01 AM
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no thank you, I HAVE A WALK BEHIND MOWER FOR AREAS LIKE THAT ...
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking !!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:04 AM
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... Better off teaching operators how to ride these things, it's mostly a lack of proper education that kills the riders. ...

Uhhh...
Actually I always go backwards down a hill.
You're not supposed to point a Ztr down hill EVER.
Yes sir, always point a Ztr up hill, backwards or forwards.

But I'm guessing some folks didn't know that.
I agree with topsites about training the operators !!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:07 AM
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if you are dumb to go that fast down a hill with a 500 foot cliff on the buttom ,you will forget the brake ......
lmao ... !!!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:09 AM
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screw the front brakes, give me a 4x4 mower!
Do you mean a tow behind deck mower ??
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:03 AM
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I use 4 wheel drive with a tow behind rough field mower on parts of 2 lawns that i do. One because i need 4-wheel differential lock to get up the hills on the second its simply to wet and rough for a lawnmower. When a atv is up over its rims in soup I doubt a ztr would be a good choice. The tow behind tends to get hung up easily as well due to the long tongue
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:34 AM
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Kabota makes a 4wd garden tractor. It would be more bulky but a 4wd ZTR isn't out of the question! I have ideas but don't have the resources to do anything about it.
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