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Old 01-11-2010, 03:34 PM
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costs of shipping mower (or deck, components ets) across the country - would it make such conversions (and whole enterprise idea) prohibitively expensive?

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Old 01-11-2010, 04:12 PM
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aftermarket customization - very sound idea
That particular mower is so customized it's not funny. And it's no coincidence that the blue tarp just so happens to be hanging there.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:14 PM
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That is a great idea for anti-scalp wheels, but dont you have to drill some holes in that fork arm, so you can adjust the height along with the deck?
No hole required. There are spacers and washers and you just add and remove them to move the caster up and down. I'm putting another one on the other side shortly.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:15 PM
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:25 PM
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Just don't forget that with more trimming edge comes more scalping on uneven ground.
Did the "flex deck" scalp? A lot of good designs are bought up and never introduced to the market.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:26 PM
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No hole required. There are spacers and washers and you just add and remove them to move the caster up and down. I'm putting another one on the other side shortly.
I have 2 of those old castors and forks from an old gravely outfronts deck, they are very heavy duty, I may mount them to my TT or the ferris DD, and get rid of the OEM anti-scalp wheels. I wonder where you could find the much smaller castors and forks though, like the ones they use for the bigger Ferris ZTR deck anti- scalpers?
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:32 PM
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Hey Richard, I just was looking at your castor on that deck, what are those castors and wheels originally from? they look alot like my old gravely castors and forks, in fact almost identical, the shape of the support arm down to the thickness of the part that the wheel mounts to
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:46 PM
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ins't the market flooded already with Z's. I have deere - that was the best, then kubota that was the best, then toro and that was better and now running all exmarks and there the greatest - always room to improve - cutting is Number one. Baggin system for has to be easy to use and functiable, the seat has to be comfortable, options - bigger tanks, easier access, more grease fitting not less - alwasy running bearings out on "non-greaseable bearings" - blades that don't need sharpening all the time, GPS unit - like big iron with locators build in them.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:47 PM
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Forgot to mention pilot controls built into the seat or armrest. Forget the sticks to fold in and out and jump out of seat - armrest with pilot controls like that of a skid or mini ex.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:26 PM
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Hey Richard, I just was looking at your castor on that deck, what are those castors and wheels originally from?
It's off of my 36" Ferris GD. Now the Ferris GD only has one caster on it in the middle. It looks kinda strange but it still works. It's only a backup to my Ferris Hydrowalk anyway.
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