mounting fire extinquisher

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BOTURF, Dec 24, 2003.


    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Does anyone have a fire extinquisher mounted to there ztr, was wanting to mount one to the tiger cub and cant find a good place to do it .You never know when you might need one and you almost are always to far away from the truck . I carry 2 on board the truck now but thought one mounted to mower would be nice
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Probably not near the engine. Maybe somewhere on the deck where you won't hit it with your foot or where it might "bump" into something. How about sliding it inside a piece of PVC tubing to protect it. I've got one on my trailer on the opposite side of the fuel cans. post # 3400
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Here's mine on my w/b. Cheap insurance.

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  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Insurance, that way you keep a new machine around, Just not more than 1 claim a yr. LOL Go to a marina and buy one of there carriers they work really good.

  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501


    Are those barbell weights on your mower deck? I do something similar with all our WB's as well.
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Rod, yes they are two 10 pounders- mainly only use on my yard (very hilly) or on one or two customer’s yards that are steeper. They just slip right over the deck height pins and stay on just fine. Works great with the sulky on hills (front stays down) only drawback is you cannot pop the front of the mower up with the handlebars as easily (can be done, just more tiring). would like two 6 or 7 pounders instead.
  7. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Here's mine..... actually stays cool there because the intake for cooling air is below it...... I checked EVERY other possible mounting location first..... this one involved no drilling on the mower..... just bent a piece of aluminum, and mounted it to factory bolts... mounted the extinguisher mount to that...... oh, and polished it!

  8. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    good ideas guys. never thought about mounting one on the mahcine itself...rather just keeping one in the truck since machines are never far from the truck in the event of an emergency.

    somthing to think about though. THANKS!
  9. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    We've got extinguishers mounted on all 4 of our Dixie Choppers and on both of our Steiners. The only machine that doesn't have on is my Hustler shortcut. Don't ask me why, but I guess I just haven't got it done yet. That'll be the machine that catches fire first you can bet on that...................Lynn

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