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What to do with an old tractor?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Edgewater, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    I have an old 16 Hp 48 inch cut wheel horse tractor. It is relaible and cuts well, but has been replaced with my Z147.

    I wanted to come up with something to use it for doing clean ups.

    I do not have a bagger for it, but was thinking of fabricating one.

    another option would be to have a helper run it over large areas and then vacume up the mulch with the spindle driven bagger on the z master.

    Has anyone ever fabbed a bagger? Could I find an old blower somewhere to us as a base?

    Just trying to get some Ideas, your creativity would be appreciated.

  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Do you like garden tractor pulling contest?
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    If you have a helper, just have him run the tractor with the deck up at full speed and windrow leaves for you. That's ione of the most intensive parts of the jobs, is the gathering. He could push them into long rows so you can vacuum them. It beats raking!
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    1) throw a plow on it for snow
    2) snowblower for snow
    3) if you have a push blower, build a caddy and put your blower on it, you have just made a wb blower

    4) take bhb/fsm advice and turn it into a blingbling ranch king!
  5. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I'M building a sprayer setup for my old lawn tractor. It's an old (93) MTD 18 hp 46" cut, that cuts like sh**, so I took the deck off and plan on using it next year for spraying.
  6. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    Race it!!!!!!!!

  7. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    Racing sounds fun, screw the sprayer idea.
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Try double blades on it with a mulch plate and use it for fall leaves.
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I say three things to do with the old mowers
    1. race it (as already mentioned)
    2. crash it (take off flying and just let it smash into something. It's really fun, you need to try it)
    3. take it to your dealer and see whether or not he can use it and perhaps give you a small discount on something
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    crash it?:rolleyes:

    seems pretty stupid to wreck a perfectly good machine:rolleyes:
    maybe im just crazy:confused:

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