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Zero Turn Mower - Front Disc Brakes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ted corriher, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,322

    great to see - you are well prepared!
    & great idea with rolling Kubota : ))))

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  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Hey Ted! What's up with the bead locks on the Kubota? Has there been an issue of the tires deflating or is that just for the brake force demo?
     
  3. ted corriher

    ted corriher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    What a great question! This Kubota has the airless tires on the front. While testing the braking force on the Kubota (over 1000 lbs of braking force on those particular tires), we noticed that our brakes worked so well that the tires were slightly spinning on the rim. Not acceptable to use on our show winch stand, so we locked them down.


    No problems with the inflated tires on the other mowers what so ever, and no more problems from the Kubota after we put the bead locks on there.

    I have to say that questions like that are why we post on Lawnsite.com and nowhere else. You guys are razor sharp!
     
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I kinda like the bead lock look. It looks "blingy" :D
     
  5. ted corriher

    ted corriher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    :eek:Things are going good again today. Had the main guy from Husqvarna over a little bit ago. Even more traffic than yesterday. Will post some pics in a bit.

    Bling with a purpose is never bling as bling serves no purpose :eek:
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Or...

    Form follows function. Sometimes form doesn't turn out too well though. :cry:

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  7. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,305

    What is that, Dixie's attempt at stander or a remote controlled mower.
     
  8. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    Ya, we like looking at pictures! :laugh::drinkup:
     
  9. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    I'm curious about this mower too?
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    I WOULD love to have that when i mowed
     

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