Need Your Help Designing A BETTER Zero Turn Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ted corriher, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
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    costs of shipping mower (or deck, components ets) across the country - would it make such conversions (and whole enterprise idea) prohibitively expensive?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    That particular mower is so customized it's not funny. And it's no coincidence that the blue tarp just so happens to be hanging there.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    No hole required. There are spacers and washers and you just add and remove them to move the caster up and down. I'm putting another one on the other side shortly.
     
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    :waving:just subscribing
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did the "flex deck" scalp? A lot of good designs are bought up and never introduced to the market.
     
  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have 2 of those old castors and forks from an old gravely outfronts deck, they are very heavy duty, I may mount them to my TT or the ferris DD, and get rid of the OEM anti-scalp wheels. I wonder where you could find the much smaller castors and forks though, like the ones they use for the bigger Ferris ZTR deck anti- scalpers?
     
  7. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey Richard, I just was looking at your castor on that deck, what are those castors and wheels originally from? they look alot like my old gravely castors and forks, in fact almost identical, the shape of the support arm down to the thickness of the part that the wheel mounts to
     
  8. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ins't the market flooded already with Z's. I have deere - that was the best, then kubota that was the best, then toro and that was better and now running all exmarks and there the greatest - always room to improve - cutting is Number one. Baggin system for has to be easy to use and functiable, the seat has to be comfortable, options - bigger tanks, easier access, more grease fitting not less - alwasy running bearings out on "non-greaseable bearings" - blades that don't need sharpening all the time, GPS unit - like big iron with locators build in them.

    Good luck.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Forgot to mention pilot controls built into the seat or armrest. Forget the sticks to fold in and out and jump out of seat - armrest with pilot controls like that of a skid or mini ex.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's off of my 36" Ferris GD. Now the Ferris GD only has one caster on it in the middle. It looks kinda strange but it still works. It's only a backup to my Ferris Hydrowalk anyway.
     

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