Is a ztr bad for your back??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I've been running riders for more than a year now and am having some back problems. Specifically with posture because I look to be an ich or two shorter. It seems like I was fine until I started using my phazer I got in sept. 07 and now my lazer z I got this year. Can running a z for a long time cause back trouble or cause your back to get out of alinement? Is a w/b or stander better? I have owned a used stander before but didn't like standing for a long period of time. But is it better to stand than to sit for your back?
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have been running a wb with sulky for 2 years. I just bought a Hustler Z. It seems, to me, that the Z is easier on the body. I have the suspension seat and flex forks, too.
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    Z is easier on the body. I run a Ferris so i have a suspension though. Look into a suspension seat.
  4. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I guess I should see a chiopractor and learn to sit right when on my mowers.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    stop slouching LOL
  6. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    an inch or two in one year? that sounds about right. i have a buddy that's been in the business twenty years, and now he's about three feet tall. but look on the bright side. once you retire from the lawn business, you could always travel with the circus!
  7. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I went from a lawn tractor to ztr 3 years ago. The ztr is much easier on my back and shoulders, in fact I was having a shoulder problem , bursitis, which was being aggrevated by the constant steering of the lawn tractor. The problem resolved itself after starting to use the ztr.
  8. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Is his name bobby gedd by any chance? :rolleyes:
  9. djflats

    djflats LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    I have a CC TANK and it's a rough ride. At times I'd feel it in my back. I put a suspension seat kit on it and it did wonders. I wish CC would make flex forks like Hustler.
  10. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Most comfortable mower I have ever ridden is my Bad Boy Lighting with 4 point suspension with suspension seat.

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