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New Mower Idea....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wells, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Why have no mowing companies come up with a ZTR mower with wings that can be easily added or removed to increase or decrease the cutting width?

    I find that on small residential yards a 36" mower is ideal but on large commercial properties and 52", 60" or 72" is more time efficient and economical but all these different size mowers start to get spendy.

    So now lets look at the idea of only having to purchase one size mower, lets say the original mower is a 36" and you have the ability to add a 18" wing to the left side of the mower to make the mower a 54" cut and a wing to the right side of the mower to increase the mowing cut to 72".

    Now the upside to all this is you only have to buy one mower but it would have the capability of adapting to all situations.

    Of course the mower would need to be built on a stronger frame for the added weight of the wings and would need more horsepower than a standard 36" but both those things could be easily configured by the manufacturer.

    Anybody have any thoughts???
  2. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Cub Cadet is not my favorite brand but they came out this model year with what they call the Z Wing 48. The deck folds up at the flip of a switch so that you can easily drive through a 36" gate, then folds back down to make a 48" mower. They are still working out the kinks, but it is not too bad of a unit.

    Have a great day,
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,292

    Go look at Northern Tool they have these drag along mowers with engines that you could pull with a 36" rider.
  4. grassworks

    grassworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    If "flex" misses this one.........
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Oh,...HE won't! LOL
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    You guys beat me to it.....LMAO
  7. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    goes from 48 to 36.....

  8. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Great Dane gateway
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    LOL - I didn't miss this one for sure - Can't say much without being a sponsor, and that is the way it should be. Let it be said that the mower idea is out there already. Thanks Brad
  10. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    We run 5 mowers with add on decks and if change mowers today would have to put on more flex decks.

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