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Mower for tall person

scubaron

LawnSite Member
Location
Chicago,il
I am 6'7" (2m) and looking to replace my (European) lawnmower with a front drive gas-powered mulching mower.

After visiting 6 stores and trying the Toro, Honda, Lawn Boy, Poulan, Husqvarna, Yard Man, Craftman, Cub Cadet and probably a few other brands I find that all mowers are about 4" too low for me to be comfortable.

Does anyone know of any tall-person lawnmowers or ways to extend or raise the handlebars?
 

khouse

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lee's summit, mo
Try looking at some commercial zero turns. I think you will find one that fits you. Too bad the big and tall man store doesn't carry mowers!
 

MowerMedic77

LawnSite Bronze Member
Is it imperative that you are sitting? Maybe a commercial hydro walk behind mower and stand on sulky would work better. I'm 6'3 so I can kind of relate, like Khouse stated the commercial riders will be a more comfortable ride, but that comfort will not come without a much larger price than a residential rider.
 
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scubaron

LawnSite Member
Location
Chicago,il
MowerMedic,
I am looking for a walk-behind mower, not a sitting mower.

The MBS system looks interesting, but I don't think it will work on a self-propelled mower as the controls are usually on the handlebar.
Scubaron
 

Bill Kapaun

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Albany, Orygun
I know my older Honda Masters has some height adjustment on the handle mounting brackets. I had the mower about 10 years before I noticed that part in the owners manual!:)
I can't speak for any other brands or even any other Hondas.

Why front drive?
 
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