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With so many inventions on this site, why....

justmjc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
michigan
has no one been able to come up with an invention like this. Well, there is, but, more affordable.

What if you wanted to create an extra deck in addition to the main deck, like a flex deck or something. Basically, to give an extra cut, but still be flexible to take off in smaller locations. So, you take an old push mower deck, and somehow create a bracket to mount the unit to the main deck, and add caster wheels. You could either gut the thing and put a pulley on the push mower deck and run it into the main, or just keep the mower engine and swap somehow to a larger gas tank on the push.

Yea, this is ONLY an idea or concept, without much thought, but people on here make some nice things. Anyone dream this or made it a reality at low cost?
 

Del9175

LawnSite Senior Member
I used to see a guy doing this sort of thing behind his JD tractor. It was a probaly 12-15 years ago. He mounted a bar on the back and had two push mowers attached. I never did get a close look at it to see just how he did it though. From a distance it looked as if he was pulling the push mowers backwards which I always thought was weird.
 

pcnservices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Beatrice, NE

BRIMOW525

LawnSite Member
Why not buy a mower with a bigger deck? All that gadget crap will only take time to build, redoing if something is wrong, and mounting or unmount as the job see fit. Just my opinion, I could never understand that flex deck stuff. Running a stock mower with extra weight, blades, and belts just doesn't seem wise to me. Don't really see commercial guys running anything like that. Too much aof a toy if you ask me.
 

celltech

LawnSite Member
Location
NW Michigan
As a joke I was going to post a picture of my 63" PUSH mower. The other day I was thinking about....AS A JOKE... connecting 3 21" mowers together at the wheels. The ones on the outside would have there rear wheels attached to the front wheels of the middle one.
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR JOKE ONLY. But hey, take one mower off and your down to 42".

HEHEHEHEHEHEHE
 

Fareway Lawncare

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Canada
There was a member on this site many moons ago named TwoToros who mowed w/ 2-21" Prolines side by each & he even provided a video. Suposedly this was common practice in his area.
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
Originally posted by Fareway Lawncare
There was a member on this site many moons ago named TwoToros who mowed w/ 2-21" Prolines side by each & he even provided a video. Suposedly this was common practice in his area.
I remember that! Damn, whatever happended to him I wonder???
 

Doc Pete

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
New Jersey
Originally posted by justmjc
has no one been able to come up with an invention like this. Well, there is, but, more affordable.

What if you wanted to create an extra deck in addition to the main deck, like a flex deck or something. Basically, to give an extra cut, but still be flexible to take off in smaller locations. So, you take an old push mower deck, and somehow create a bracket to mount the unit to the main deck, and add caster wheels. You could either gut the thing and put a pulley on the push mower deck and run it into the main, or just keep the mower engine and swap somehow to a larger gas tank on the push.

Yea, this is ONLY an idea or concept, without much thought, but people on here make some nice things. Anyone dream this or made it a reality at low cost?
Actually, they already have stuff like that. I haven't used them, but they should work fine. Just take your super Z or whatever, and put one/two of the pull along decks from northerm supply.
They're not alot of money, either. I'm guess guy's just haven't tried them yet.
DP
 
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