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I'm 6'4''!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by okie2, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Anybody got suggestions for a ztr that wont hit me in the knees at full speed. I have demoed many so far. What do you long legged people like to use?
  2. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    I'm not 6'4" but I am 6'0" and I run a cub cadet tank. I have to run it with the seat all the up and wish I could get the seat up even further. I would think for someone taller running with the seat all the back would give them plenty of room. Good luck.
  3. hossmp

    hossmp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I am also tall and I found that any of the mid size machines is going to be tight for someone that is your height. If you are looking for something that has a 52-72 inch deck then you can step into the full size machines such as the IS3000 from ferris, a Scag Turf Tiger or The Lazer from Exmark and numerous others that I am sure people will recomend. If you go to a dealer with a good amount of inventory you can definatly see what I am saying. The mid and smaller sized machines due to there compact size are going to be tight.
  4. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 699

    i'm 6'5 and run a great dane chariot, the levers are in the inside of my legs. not over the top. much nicer.
  5. SpfdTurfMasters

    SpfdTurfMasters LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 25

    Im 6'3" and the guy I work for runs a Gravely 34Z, its a 34" and it fits me fine. He also has 2 Hustlers, a 60" and a 52" and those both fit me fine
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    You might be able to take the handles and cut them and have a welding shop weld in a section of metal stock to raise the bars a few more inches...

    Might be the easiest fix.

    I know some are adjustable, but only about an inch or so...
  7. Wolfbass

    Wolfbass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Hustler sells extensions which help quite a bit.
  8. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    Why dont you try a stander? As long as you watch out for tree limbs, and low flying airplanes you should be good to go.
  9. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    If you have a Bad Boy dealer around you try one... I demo'd one with the handles in the high position and to me it was like "ape hangers" on a motorcycle (I'm 5' 9"). :laugh:
  10. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 699

    i really havn't tried one yet that i didn't have some sort of problems with the handles

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