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Posted January 26, 2012 - 03:32 PM

Just thought this was interesting. I call it a zero turn, but I'm just guessing how he steers it.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 04:59 PM

The steering lever looks to be one piece. I think its a lever steer, like an old Gibson. :confuse:
The headlights may be aimed a little high too? :bigrofl:

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 05:27 PM

it looks like you push the lever/bar/steering wheel/monstrosity thing forward to go left and pull it back to go right but, my guess is as good as anybody elses.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:18 PM

I guess it was cheaper that fixing the steering box or whatever it had. Seems clever enough. Kris said Gibsons had lever steering, so did the old speedex's I believe. Cheaper... no fancy worm gears. We need to have a Tractor of the Month for ugly, yet effective modifications.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:41 PM

I have an old speeder with lever steering, its called tiller steering I believe. Some older economy even had an option for tiller steering that was cheaper then a steering box.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:49 PM

It could also be a teeth removal bar if you hit something while going a little too fast. :mecry:

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:53 PM

It could also be a teeth removal bar if you hit something while going a little too fast. :mecry:


Ah yes, the tooth removal bar! Rare implement that is, and that one even comes with a mouthful of tetanus!

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Where's my keys.
I can be that far by morning and be first in line.
Now where's those darn keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 08:21 AM

The older Simplicity Wonderboy has tiller steering. Moving the tiller left and right controlled the steering and moving it forwards and backwards controlled the direction.

Mine does not look near this good yet.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:06 AM

Ha!!!

Where's my keys.
I can be that far by morning and be first in line.
Now where's those darn keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted January 27, 2012 - 09:07 AM

There's one of these near me for $100 or so. I think its rough though.

The older Simplicity Wonderboy has tiller steering. Moving the tiller left and right controlled the steering and moving it forwards and backwards controlled the direction.

Mine does not look near this good yet.

Bill



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Posted January 27, 2012 - 06:58 PM

I finally had a chance to really study that fine piece of craftsmanship in the ad. Kinda reminds me of the roller coaster lock in bars on the wooden coaster near here.

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