road trip on a mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A+Grounds, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    now everyone here has to admit it, they have wondered if anyone ever drove across the country on a lawn mower. well these guys did
    http://bcove.me/qaky20do
    i sure wouldn't be doing it on a craftsman but this is still pretty cool. he said it was more than 400 hours and 3 months, and the mower still ran, good job on the engine kohler. commercial zero turns die at about 3000-4000 hours so we could do this in 2 months (faster ground speed) then come back home and cut grass for a few more years :laugh:
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd HATE to be the guy driving the truck at 7mph all day.
     
  3. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    trying to get the perfect throttle, id rater be riding the mower in the heat and snow
     
  4. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    cool, kohler great job on the courage engine :) =)
     
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  5. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    i though that the courage line was still junk but apparently not
     
  6. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Someone was crossing the country in a horse drawn homemade camper. Went by our house and he stayed the night south of us. Started to keep track of him, He got somewhere south Kentucky or Tenn and got hit by a semi. Killed one or two of his horses. Just like him its just not to safe to do things like that anymore. To many people not paying attention and playing on their phones.
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd drive across the country...I'd just have to find the time.

    But there would be no way in hell that I'd do it on a crapsman. I'll take my deere and do it...put a few luxuries on the mower and set out.

    Its roughly a 2800 mile trip from Los Angeles to New York, at 13mph that my JD travels it would take roughly 215 hours to drive that distance. If I could drive 12 hours a day, I could be done in 17 days. I'm thinking we need to start thinking about creating a lawnsite cross-country tour.
     
  8. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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  9. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did it round trip in a truck and it takes about 3 10 hour days. Never would want to do it on a mower though.
     
  10. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    call me crazy but i think i would be kind of fun. 17 days according to brad
     

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