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Track driven remote mower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by real57vetteguy, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. real57vetteguy

    real57vetteguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Hi guys,

    My friend who has quite the impressive machine shop and I both have a lot of steep slopes 40 degree or steeper around our homes. We have talked for years about building a remote mower. Well long story short its built, right now we are using the wheels and tires from the wheel chair, I am wondering if anyone has and plans or drawings for a track driven unit. I would like to convert this to a track style mower?

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 309

  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I think Wright Mower advertises on this forum has RC Mowers.
     
  4. real57vetteguy

    real57vetteguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Well our first one went really well. I decided to change the idea of the track drive to a 4 wheel drive with some aggressive tires. I was afraid of tearing up the grass on the slopes with the tracks. I never found any plans etc so we just made our own design.
    The mower in progress now will have a 30" cut, 4wd, 20hp briggs, and you can adjust deck height via remote.
     
  5. real57vetteguy

    real57vetteguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    John,
    What is the liability? Keep in mind I am mowing my personal lawn only, I dont have any nearby neighbors.
     
  6. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,099

    I think that would pretty much take care of it.
     

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