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Back Pain

Bobby

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
Hey guys,I was wondering if those of you who have been rideing (bouncing) around on ZTR's for a while are experiencing lower back pain? I like the quality of cut my Walker gives but sometimes if you piss it off, It's more like rideing a bull. Yesteryear L/S P.S All you Chopper fans, please control yourselvs, I was really just wondering about the back pain. (joke)
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
I went to a seat with coils in it for extra comfort. I have had 2 back surgeries before ever mowing, so I needed comfort. As for how long, I have over 4,000 hours of sitting on a ZTR and this seat really helped me a lot. It was $300, but worth every penny of it to me. :) BTW, this was post 2000, this forum is really growing.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<p>
 
This is a BIG problem that the other ZTR owner/operators in this forum fail to address<p>B/4 I went into business for myself over ten<br>years ago I was a rate clerk, supervisor, and<br>salesman in the trucking industry.<p>The amount of back problems that the truck<br>drivers had was a common occourance.<p>All the trucks had air ride seats and some<br>even had air ride cabs and the drivers still<br>had back problems (career ending).<p>I can stand on a sulky all day and then<br>go out dancing at night. The machine of the<br>future in lawn care is the stand on rider.<br>They cost less, are lighter, more compact<br>than any ZTR.<p>BTW I don't know how you ZTR guys can sit<br>on those machines all day. A few weeks ago<br>I drove 1150 miles in over two days to<br>pick up a used piece of equipment. By the<br>end of the trip I was so uncomfortable I<br>could not wait to get out of my pickup.
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
bdemir, DC seat on a DC<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

jjb51

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
Anybody have information on the new Turf Rider Sulkies for pick-up trucks? I hear they are a real back saver.
 

cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
Bobby, Walker has a new seat available as a replacement for the factory seat. I have sat on it at a show in Toronto, it is nice but big $'s. It should be on their web site under new products.
 
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