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Poor Man's WAM (11 ft cut, 42 hp, under $10k new)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olde_blue, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I think that's pretty slick really! Of course you would have to go pretty slow I assume... Would be interesting to see what kind of production you could get out of that setup versus a good commercial 72" machine.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    look at that lawn he has to mow!!! i would be thinking along those lines also.
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Why do stupid people put "still has warranty" in their ads like that?


    The warranty is only valid and available to the original purchaser with hard copy proof of original sales receipt. (this does not apply to true commercial units which most can have the sale and warranty transferred if the private seller and buyer contact an authorized dealer for that product brand)
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Thats Crazy!!!
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    My biggest concern would be the hydros on the Ztr,
    they're not designed for towing...
  8. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Those Swisher 2 wheel pull type mowers don't cut that well. They don't have shrouding around the blades. I had one for a week, cleaned it and got my money back. They are rear discharge. I'm guessing the ZTR is right hand discharge. So if you get into tall/thick grass its gonna bunch up the clippings on the right side.
  9. FDuce

    FDuce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    I would put a bar between the two Swishers to keep them the same distance apart and prevent one from jumping over on a bump and missing a patch of grass. I would hate to do a U turn just to redo a 2 foot strip.
  10. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    It's like a battleship. A turnaround takes 2 hours. :D

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