Best zero turn for a bad back?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hardcore5657, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grasshopper Frontmount
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  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you like your Bobcat then seriously check out the Grammer seat I linked in my other post. IMO there isn't a seat that compares to it on the market.
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ferris is the only answer... The cheetah IS a great option but still does not come close.
  4. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why not go with the obvious and get a suspension seat. They make a world of difference. My back thanks me every time I get off.
  5. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    get a stander with a spring loaded platform, most all of them have them now
  6. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ferris 3100z. Only way to go
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  7. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are 100% correct. Get a stander if you have back issues. I did and it's night and day difference in my back period. I had lumbar surgery and no suspension in the world makes it feel good. That's a fact.
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  8. afralich

    afralich LawnSite Member
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    Gravely with air ride beats them all
  9. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    It may very well "beat them all" but that isn't the point in this case. He is in a different situation than most and I'm in his same boat. He has had back surgery! Different animal. This is a matter of physical limitation from here on. You can compare ztr after ztr and it won't matter. It's my reality and it sucks. Get a stander dude.
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  10. afralich

    afralich LawnSite Member
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    Had back surgery 14 years ago..... Well aware of the issues. Own 2 standers and 2 472 gravely mowers try one.

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