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Eric's Chains

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Doesn't this look just like Erics chains on his dc?

    i was browsing northerntool.com and saw this on a pto 3pt. mower

  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    wide area mowers have chain drags on them. I know all of our JD batwings do.
  3. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    I don't think they are Eric's, but Eric being on the breaking edge of lawn care probally invented the idea.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Rooster, I'm so old I invented grass seed right after I invented dirt. Then came the lawnmower and then the striping chains. :)

    Those chains are most likely for keeping objects from getting thrown out the back. This is one more thing I like about using the chains on my Chopper, it's just one more safety device in place, but it won't completely stop projectiles. Lets face it, machinery is dangerous, but every safety device helps a little bit.
  5. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    i dont see the perpose of the chains for stripes to be before the blades thats the front of the mower not the rear
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    The chains are to keep flying rocks and debris down,and to slow them as the come out the front.They are not there to stripe,anyone using a brush cutter is not in the least concerned with the stripe as they are getting hit by the cement block they just ran over,and is getting ready to liftoff from under the hog.I ran over a 1/2 buried truck frame while hogging last year,chunks of frame shot out and went about 100 ft away,these chunks weighed about 20 lbs each,glad i mow early am when no one's around,that would've ruined someones whole day.
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    So you don't gouge a high spot in the middle, rdh.

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