ATV mower ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doc_77, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 92

    i just came across this ... i never knew something like this even existed !

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     http://www.implements.freeserve.co.uk/atv_equipment.htm 
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     http://www.implements.freeserve.co.uk/ATV.mower.colour.gif 
    looks like it might work fairly well in wide open areas ???
     
  2. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 173

    sucks in open area. they suck so bad... my neighbor had one to mow his 3 acre field... now he has a scag TT with a 61" deck which does alot better plus faster.
    reasons why they suck.....
    1. clumps a ton
    2. leaves strips of uncut grass
    3. cuts like there is really dull blades (tears grass)
    4. seperate motor to maintain
    5. hard to maintain speed with atv
    6. steering sucks will have to back up all the time
    7. very uncomfortable to ride atv for a period of time
    8. atv tearing up grass
    9. takes up space to store
    10. too expenive
     
  3. Doc_77

    Doc_77 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 92

    hehe i wasnt planing on getting it ... i just came across it on the Internet and thought i would post it. i never knew they even made one for an ATV
     
  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    They are great for long trails in the woods. Like a walking path or mtn. bike trails.
     
  5. bobwright007

    bobwright007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    i agree those things cut crappy, when i was in high school I cut my parents 6 acre lawn with one. And everytime my thumb almost fell off because i had to keep my thumb on the atv's throtle the whole time. So yes it was hard to keep your speed steady.
     
  6. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 173


    I never thought about using it on trails, flat field trails....I guess that would be the only good use...
     

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