Fastest Fastrak on Earth!

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Ringo7, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Ringo7

    Ringo7 LawnSite Member
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    After I ordered my new Fastrak 20/52, I immediately made some simple modifications that cut my work time down to a minutes instead of hours.

    There is no Mower or Tractor on Earth that will even come close to the speed of this modified Fastrak.

    Here are some images of my customized Fastrak and the improvements I made...
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    Let me know if you want the plans! :blob3:

    John
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Sweet! I like it!
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  3. Ringo7

    Ringo7 LawnSite Member
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    Glad you like it!
    Actually, the dealer is delivering my Fastrak 20/52 on Friday (can't wait!). Just killing time with the 3D modeling while I wait... ;)

    Going to animate this thing book'n accross the landscape next!

    John
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    That would be nice.
    Do you do design or engineering? what software did you use to do this?

    Pj
     
  5. Ringo7

    Ringo7 LawnSite Member
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    I actually contribute to both. If you don't mind a brief job description...?
    I work for Applica Consumer Products. We own the Black&Decker household products division. We design, build and package all the household appliances (wish we had the tools division too!!) :p

    Anyway, I'm the guy the engineers, marketing/sales guys come to when they want to demo a new product, concept (or prototype) out in 3D. When we're about to bring a new product to the market, I'll build a 3D model from either the specs provided by the engineers or even a few simple images or drawings of the prototype. Then I build a 3D demo on how it works or even a full product Multimedia CD containing the 3D model shots, animations, PDF sell sheets, commercials, how-to's, etc.. These are then handed out at trade shows, given to Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Lowes and other clients. The clients usually freak over this stuff. Especially the multimedia cd (it's basically a business card on steroids).

    The software I use to build 3D models and animation is Blender3D (a free, opensource modeling/animation package). The multimedia CD's are a combination of a few different applications and contribute greatly to getting the products on the shelves. I have a handful of samples on my web site as well if you wish to take a peek. The url is in my Profile here.

    For freelance work, I'm building a website now for large AC company and they want a 3D product models online to their clients as well. It's a very cool profession cuz you never do the same thing twice.

    Sorry to get long-winded up there. I have a lot of fun doing this kind of stuff but it's going to take the back seat to my new Fastrak! :blob3:

    John
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    You have to love that job, sounds real fun.
    Post anything you have when your done.

    Pj
     
  7. harryhomeowner

    harryhomeowner LawnSite Member
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    Where are the wheelie bars? Safety first!
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    They are there, look at the lowest part of the back of the machine.

    Pj
     
  9. Ringo7

    Ringo7 LawnSite Member
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    Here is a fix for the image links I previously posted above:
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    Sorry about that...

    John
     
  10. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    It always amazes me when I read these posts, the number of incredibly talented people on lawnsite. Nice mower. Have you ever messed with modeling someones landscape?
     

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