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I built my own ztr tractor. Pics and vids!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by instyle, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    Check it out...Scroll down to see pics in daylight!


    I built it with a removable front frame. My plans are to be able to extend the front and put a small spray tank on it, and a boom set up on the back.

    It has 14hp, so I can put a fair bit of other attachments on it. The beauty of it is it is only 34" wide so I will be able to fit through gates, and it only weighs 180-200lbs so I won't damage any turf.

    It may be more of a novelty than anything else but it is certainly fun.:canadaflag::canadaflag:
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    The thing looks like something out of a horror movie.
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    Nice Job, should have painted the frame, if only to protect it from sleet & salt. Anything you can engineer & fabricate yourself is Ok in my book.:canadaflag::usflag:
  4. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    That thing is awesome. I wish I had the knowledge to be able to do something like that. That had to be fun to build.
  5. Dominicano

    Dominicano LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Good for you Lawntec! If it works for you more power to you. Don't pay attention to all the negativity you GONNA get here. Like they say, 'some people's vinegar may be some other people's wine!!' And it does look like fun!:clapping::clapping:
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Two thumbs up on doing it yourself. :)
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Jeff Foxworthy called. He wants to use it in a joke.

    Actually, I wish I could weld and do stuff like that. But what is this thing for?
  8. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I built it for pushing snow. We shovel about 5 mile of sidewalks. Then as I was building it I was thinking what else I could use it for.

    Yes paint would have been nice, but it snowed almost right after I built it. And this is just the 'rough copy' of it. I plan on building another one....now that I know it will work.

    Iam sure there are other things I could do with it. But it has become essential for our sidewalk snow clearing. I would not do without it...now that I have it.
  9. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I built this it the same time. And believe it or not....I have never welded before in my life. Hell, I bought the welder the same day I bought steel for these two projects.

    Anybody can build what ever they want....with a little time and trial and error.

    And yes it does work very well. Before the bashing comes......it does not push the same amount of snow as a plow. Nor can I do a parking lot with it. But it works great on the 20'x25' driveways.


  10. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Deffinetly a neat little machine. Great job on building those 2 things yourself

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