Riding Sidesaddle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jerrys Lawn Service, Sep 8, 2000.

  1. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Today my wife and I were getting off the interstate by the
    local mall and when we looked over there's a guy on what looked like an old torro walk behind sitting on the engine
    feet to one side, near the discharge shoot steering the
    mower by the rods! Now I've seen alot of crazy stuff in my
    9+ years of lawn care but that took the cake. I guess the
    guys never heard of a velke! Just remember SAFETY FIRST!

    Good Luck to everyone!
    jerryslawnservice@home.com
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    perhaps he was feeling some... "good vibrations"! (remember the old beach boys song?)

    GEO
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Where could you possibly sit without getting burned.
     
  4. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Bob, I swear it looked like he was sitting right on the engine, maybe on the air cleaner housing,OUCH!
     
  5. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    either hes lazy or he's trying to buld his verson of the covertable mower....sounds like a good reason and no it wasn;t me..
     
  6. RYAN

    RYAN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    We always used to do that at a few different lawn care companies I worked for. If you are on a BIG commercial site and don't feel like walking all the way back to the truck jump on the mower and let it do the work. Just be sure to keep your legs away from the exhaust and learn how to steer backwards and it is no big deal. Of course I would never even think of doing this with the blades on, but otherwise it is your own personal go-cart.
     
  7. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    Ryan where do you sit on the mower?
     
  8. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    right on top of the engine legs on front of deck
    i sometimes ride to the truck too
     
  9. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    What kind of mower?
     
  10. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    What kind of mower can you do that on?
     

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