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World Mower Olympics

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HS Football Rules, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. HS Football Rules

    HS Football Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    Since everybody and their dog has jumped on the commercial mower bandwagon...
    I propose the following: LAWN JOCKEY SMACKDOWN

    9 judges would consist of 30% industry tech heads, 30%LCO's, 30%"weekend warriors"

    9 classes:

    ZTR Division:

    "Big Dog" - Diesel 60" and above

    "Bird Dog" - 23hp+ 48" to 60"

    "Lap Dog" - <23hp "mini"'s

    Chaser Division:

    Hydro W/B 48" and above
    Hydro W/B 44" and below

    Gear Drive W/B 48" and above
    Gear Drive W/B 44" and below

    21" baggers
    21" mulchers

    Picture a 20 acre battlefield with every mower known to mankind at the starting line...
    1st is a 50 yard dash...then a hill climb...then a wet grass bog...then obstacle course.
    Mowers would be judged on cut quality, turf damage, elapsed time to finish, operator comfort & fatigue,
    and the winner would be determined by best score weighted by MSRP.

    So there you have it...a once-and-for-all throwdown to determine conclusively
    the "Best Bang for your Buck" mower out there.
     
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    What happened to the other 10%?
     
  3. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    Ive thought about the same thing, HS. Tree guys, mechanics, hell-basketweavers have their own competitions....What about us. There needs to be a trimming contest as well.
     
  4. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    it could be the PITA customers
     
  5. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    <Sean Adams if you're reading...>

    This ain't a bad idea! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

    The First Annual Lawnsite LAWN-JOCKEY SMACKDOWN.:cool2:

    ESPN2?

    Better Outdoor would be happy to provide some sponsorship.

    Sign us up for the <44" Gear and Hydro classes.:hammerhead:

    We'll settle this "who's got the biggest bang for the buck" question right now.:laugh:

    Great weekend guys. :drinkup:

    gp
     
  6. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Where do I sign up?
     
  7. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I would go to something like this every year! Heck, I would be willing to help out getting one started. ROFL!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    need a trimmer obstacle also
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I had one a few years back and it was a lot of fun. I can help with letting you know what worked for me. We had about 10, 12 competitors show up. We also had a local Stihl dealer donate prizes and had a cookout too.

    The drag race was interesting. Guess which brand won that one.
     
  10. HS Football Rules

    HS Football Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    Ok Lawnsite and Turf mag....your officially on notice to see to it that
    this 1st Annual event becomes a reality.

    I say have it on Labor Day Weekend in Nashville.

    Winner gets an '08 model of the winning machine!

    Rodney Carrington would MC....right?

    :weightlifter: Lawn Jockey Smackdown
     

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