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Gonna break world record

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Travlndude, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Travlndude

    Travlndude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    No, it hasn't been modified, other than different tires, top speed about 18mph.
    Dixie Chopper is providing all the maintenance including tires. And yes I hope to make a pit stop at OCC although not sure about television.
    No I don't have the cash, definitely not rich. Corporate Sponsors will be providing for needs.
    Dixie is already putting them on for me, also will have yellow strobes so I don't get run over. Now I must say sure do appreciate all the input you guys are giving, like I never thought of a suspension seat and all the other great comments you've given, thanks Travlndude----
     
  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Travlndude...Have you ever operated a ztr?
     
  3. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Might sound wierd but carry some wet wipes with you. They serve alll kinds of purposes.
     
  4. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    All I can say is good luck:waving: Maybe you can get dixie to give you a enclosure for the weather.:cry:
     
  5. sunriseturf

    sunriseturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    That's propane driven......30000 miles? He will be needing back surgery at mile 2500. Good luck bro.
     
  6. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419


    I believe Forest was using a Snapper, not a Toro.
     
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    oops!!!!!!!!! (double post)
     
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    How many hours a day do you plan on traveling? I figure 8hrs total. 6.5 hours of actual seat time and the rest for periodic breaks which you will need. I wish you the best on this trip because it will be hard. Not to many of us know what it is like to spend that much consecutive miles on a mower. Get the best ear protection you can find.

    Your website stated 100 miles a day for 300 days with the other 65days for the unexpected. I have a feeling you will lose more then 65 days due to weather and just needed rest time and mower downtime for maintenance. That is only 1 1/4 day per weak of downtime.

    How is maintenance being scheduled and performed? Will you have some kind of crew with you or at least a truck and trailer following you?
     
  9. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I forgot to mention that your website isn't very direct on what record you are trying to break. Your homepage only mentions a ride of 30,000 miles but doesn't say anything about a lawn mower. You might want to update it a little to give people more of an idea what you are doing.
     
  10. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Sounds like you got your work cut out for ya, but I would modify every part of that Dixie Chopper. The seat, suspension upgaded to a ferris style, new exhaust to get rid of any sound if I could, pulleys, tires, and canopy like suggested by others. Or you will never want to look at a lawn mower again after it kicks your butt on that ride.
     

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