a little creative thinking

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by keerym, Mar 26, 2001.

  1. keerym

    keerym LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 23

    Hello, My name is Mike, and I am a student of Mechanical Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. I could really use your help for a class that I am taking, Creative Thinking. In this class we are required to solve a problem in the area of our expertise. I felt that turf equipment and the related area would be my best area to work in since I have worked at a John Deere dealer during my summers off from college setting up and repairing the very equipment that makes your industry go. So here's my pitch to you: I need your everyday problems that need solving. We were told the sky is the limit as far as problems go, and I have a few ideas, but I thought it might be fun to hear what you have to say. Feel free to though out any and all ideas, this is meant to be fun, so please let your mind go wild. Also your problem doesn't need a solution, thats where I come in, I need to work out a solution, or at least an idea for a solution. So with that said, have fun, and please, don't hold back. Thanks for the help,

  2. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Ok Mike

    Here goes time to think outside of the box for sure.

    How about a way to dry grass out so the clippings will dispurse when mowed when a heavy due is on.

    Or a way to at least stop it from sticking.

  3. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    Here is one make a zero turn mower that handles slopes and has as much traction as well as a small garden tractor and you would have a the holy grael of mowers!

  4. maybe you could work to design some form of truck body? for general landscaping that i could use for tree work / hauling / sanding / maybe pallets too.. or um make a big bagging unit that can go on some form of machine. or a thing that blows out garens. like some kind of hose or something that can go on a machine to clean out gardens as you go. or even better yet, a machine that does walkways without having to get out of a truck? or what else? something that will level out piles of debris when you dump it without needing a pitchfork or loader?
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    ok, some of you guys might hate me for this one but here goes get rid of all the scabs in our industry. if you find a answer to that one let me know because every year i see about 30 new guys in my area, most don't even know their foot from the yard.
  6. mmorgan

    mmorgan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    If you can get another 2 or 3 days in the week, you will get an A for sure and all the praise in the world from everyone here. Good Luck!!

  7. GREG R

    GREG R LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    a ztr tire that doesn't leave pivot marks
    on a lawn???
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937


    Thats an easy one, a slick type smooth tire!

  9. GREG R

    GREG R LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    What about traction?
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Thats where the student comes in!!!!

    I just learned to turn without tearing the turf up. Takes practice, but it is possible.

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