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Large Guys and ZTR's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by willjones4, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    Any of you big guys have ZTR's? Im over 300 and 6'5". Is it hard to drive with the handles being right there in your gut? Just wondering...
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    honestly, if your gut gets in the way of the handles on your RIDING lawn mower....maybe its time to get a walk behind....
  3. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I have a walk behind and I walk all the time (no sulky). I aint fluffy, just big. :weightlifter:
  4. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    My dad is the same way. Bought a small tractor instead of a ZTR because of it.
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    Gotcha, didn't mean to offend or anything....
  6. YoungGun

    YoungGun LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    6.4 260

    i hate how some ztrs hit my knees when my feet are on the footplate. On some i have to stick my legs straight off the front and sit stiFF

    snapper pro works great for me
  7. bard

    bard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I am 6'2 and 250+ and had the same problem with the smaller ztr's. I bought one that was the most comfortable to me and that was the cub cadet tank. I actually have the seat in the forward most position and the sticks at the lowest position and it fits me perfect. Try sitting on some of the larger frame ztr's like the Tank and get one whichever feels the most comfortable.
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 1,291

    Im 6'4 280 too!

    But I know u got to watch were the arms are or they will wack ur leg
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    This is a little unsympathetic, however, a good point !!
  10. davidcentralflorida

    davidcentralflorida LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    im 6'6" i bought control levers that were bigger. grasshopper sells them. they also have bigger seat available

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