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Old 10-10-2012, 02:47 PM
real57vetteguy real57vetteguy is offline
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Track driven remote mower

Hi guys,

My friend who has quite the impressive machine shop and I both have a lot of steep slopes 40 degree or steeper around our homes. We have talked for years about building a remote mower. Well long story short its built, right now we are using the wheels and tires from the wheel chair, I am wondering if anyone has and plans or drawings for a track driven unit. I would like to convert this to a track style mower?

Thanks

Mark
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:05 PM
john_incircuit john_incircuit is offline
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http://www.summitmowers.com/commercial.php

It's not so much a technical challenge... it's a huge liability to built a RC mower
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:02 PM
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I think Wright Mower advertises on this forum has RC Mowers.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:23 AM
real57vetteguy real57vetteguy is offline
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Well our first one went really well. I decided to change the idea of the track drive to a 4 wheel drive with some aggressive tires. I was afraid of tearing up the grass on the slopes with the tracks. I never found any plans etc so we just made our own design.
The mower in progress now will have a 30" cut, 4wd, 20hp briggs, and you can adjust deck height via remote.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:24 AM
real57vetteguy real57vetteguy is offline
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http://www.summitmowers.com/commercial.php

It's not so much a technical challenge... it's a huge liability to built a RC mower
John,
What is the liability? Keep in mind I am mowing my personal lawn only, I dont have any nearby neighbors.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:05 PM
dboyd351 dboyd351 is online now
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I am mowing my personal lawn only, I dont have any nearby neighbors.
I think that would pretty much take care of it.
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