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Old 07-16-2004, 11:35 AM
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So there's no hitch for pulling any simple tools (spreader, dethatcher, sprayer, etc.)? I figured that would be fairly standard.

dlh2, did you bolt that piece of angle iron on or is it welded (it's a little hard to see from the pic)?
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:02 PM
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<img src="http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/dlh2dlh2/P1010007.jpg">

Boo, nope, no hitch. I just bolted it on. I'll take a close up of it later today.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:33 PM
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Hmm interesting. Thanks for the pics, they are helpful. Is there any reason you couldn't pull pretty much any of the attachments on the Z as on a lawn tractor?

I'm thinking it might be handy to have a spreader and/or sprayer, and maybe a trailer as well.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:47 PM
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It's not that ZTR's won't pull attchments, it's just that the manufacturers don't encourage it because of the ZTR's ability to turn so sharply. At least, that's the impression I got when I e-mailed a few manufacturers about this. I guess they figure we'll forget we are towing something and try to do a zero turn.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:58 PM
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dlh2, glad to hear you talked to some of the mfg about that issue. It's ironic that there is no hitch, as the Simplicity website shows the pull cart as being an option for the Z.

It looks nice sitting in the driveway. Also looks like you have a sweet ride sitting in the garage - is that a Lexus?
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:47 PM
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boo...Yep, it's my wifes RX330...she loves it. Here is a close up of the hitch.



<img src="http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/dlh2dlh2/hitch2.jpg">
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:02 PM
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dlh2, thanks for the close-up. Looks easy enough...three holes and two bolts in a piece of stout angle iron. Did you drill through the frame to mount it, or were those existing holes?

How long did you say you've had your Z? I'm wondering what kind of routine maintenance is suggested. Do you clean your deck after every mowing? Is the deck easy to remove?

Sorry for all the questions.

boo
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:17 AM
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I used the two existing holes to bolt it on and also added two more below those although that is probably not necessary. I've had my Z a couple of months and I'm very comfortable driving it now. It's second nature now, but there is definitely a learning curve involved. I've had no need to clean the underside of the deck. I just blow clippings off the top of the deck with the leaf blower when I finish mowing. I haven't had the deck off yet, but when I install the mulch kit I'll take it off. I'll let you know how that goes. Doesn't appear difficult at all according to the instructions. First thing I did when I got my mower was to go through the set up procedures and check everything...Tire pressure, deck leveling, etc. As recommended, I changed the oil and filter at 5 hours. I used Mobil 1 10W30. After that, It's every 100 hours.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:25 AM
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A nice looking cut when everything is set up right if I do say so myself. Centipede cut at 3".
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:43 AM
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Another shot of the quality cut. Besides the fact that this thing is a blast to drive, It has allowed me to mow in different directions than I could before. Our sandy soil ruts up easily when you're limited to going around and around in the same tracks everytime you mow.
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