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#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 03:55 PM

My grandfather is looking for something to mow the yard with that doesn't have a "hump" on it. He can't lift his leg enough to get his leg over the hump on some of the garden tractors such as ones with the drive shafts running through them. Any ideas of what would work best for him? He still mows the grass and this would make it easier in him.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 04:30 PM

how about a Snapper Comet?

 

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or any rear motor rider should work for him


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 04:42 PM

well there ain't no humps on a walk-behind


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:54 PM

how about a Snapper Comet?

 

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or any rear motor rider should work for him

That would work nice but with his yard he would mowing a long time. Any thing that's bigger would work better.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 05:57 PM

How much he have to spend?  Many newer models have a low "foot swing" area.  I understand him completely, as at just 55yrs old, I have those days my right hip makes a fuss about those humps!



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:05 PM

   Look for a newer machine, as cowhand said most of the newer machines are step thru now.  really any machine with a vertical shaft engine would probably work.

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Zero-turns don't have the hump. 



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 07:16 PM

My dad went through this a few years ago.  I took him around to look and he settled on one of the new Allis Chalmers tractors.  He wanted something to mow with and that's about all you can do with it but it does mow nice and has a tight turning radius.  For all the more it costs it's actually not a bad tractor.  I think they are actually made by briggs and strattan but are modeled after the Simplicity.  He's had it for around three trouble free years now.  Foot controlled hydro too.  Dad's going to be 90 in August and has a lot of trouble walking but he can get on and off this tractor pretty easily.

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 07:37 PM

The late 80's JD 185 can be had with a 47 deck, has a right fender mounted hydro control, has the tough Kawasaki FC540 17 hp single, has a tight radius, and the tunnel hump is slight.

Model 180 if he wants a geared tranny instead.

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 07:57 PM

th.jpg This is what I mow my acre with.


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'd go after the Simplicity/Allis Chalmers/Massey Ferguson tractors if you are going new. 

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:18 PM

Whoooo-Woooooooo!!!

 

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 10:30 PM

I had a Cub 3000 series for a brief time and really liked it. Easy to get on and off of, foot controlled hydro, shaft driven, floating deck and power steering (3200's).

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 10:32 PM

I really like my newest mower too though, just not at easy to drink a cold beer while driving...

 

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 01:03 AM

Case GT's old and newer have a pretty much step thru design.






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