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Mower for tall person

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by scubaron, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. scubaron

    scubaron LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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?
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    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!
     
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    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.
     
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

  5. scubaron

    scubaron LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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
     
  6. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    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?
     
  7. scubaron

    scubaron LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a lot of "obstacles" in my lawn and was told that front wheel drive is much easier to manouvre.
     
  8. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    It's easier to maneuver, but "typically", the FD's tend to be low end mowers with short lived transmissions.
     

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