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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Has anyone had any successful luck building a pull behind mower? You know something made from a old deck.
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Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:00 PM

I saw one a few years back at an auction. The guy had built a frame for it to hang off of. It actually was a fairly nice build.



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Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:01 PM

I have the deck from my Snapper but have no plans to use it, unless.... been thinking about turning it into a 3-point deck so I can hook or un-hook it quickly.



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Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Poncho has one, Ford deck self powered pulled by a GT, either straight behind or offset.


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Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:06 PM

I'm thinking about it. No need for 3ph but decks abs vertical shaft motors are fairly common around here.

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 11:39 PM

I built one out of a "newer" cub cadet 48" deck, I don't have pictures though. I built it about 6 years ago, I made a frame to hang the deck off of and I had a small JD rear engine mower that was junk (was ran over by a large pickup) anyway, the engine was good so I just cut off the whole rear end/engine mounting platform and welded it straight on top of the deck. The engine was a Kawasaki 8hp vertical shaft and I think a bigger engine would of done a lot better, but it did work good if you didn't run in high gear.     If you hang the deck off chains (like I did) it is easy to adjust the height and if the deck bumps into a tree or ect, it swings out of the way.

 

Good luck! :wave:


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 05:43 AM

I have a deck I have thought about doing that to. Also have a B&S 18 HP vertical shaft to power it. Just haven't decided if I want it as a full tow behind or not.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Years ago I only needed a small pull behind I made from ganging a few old rotary mowers together. They worked nice but I don't have them anymore. If you go on YouTube & do a search for "DIY pull behind mowers" you'll find a lot if them for ideas.
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 08:58 AM

I uploaded this to the Simplicity Implement section.

http://gardentractor...railing-mowers/

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 09:06 AM

An old Dixon Zero turn would only need a hitch put on it and you would have a nice pull behind..

The ones with a worn out cone drive would be an ideal candidate.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:31 AM

CRFarnsworth built one but it is electric.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:42 AM

I saw onw built from a Sears Suburban/SS deck about 10 years ago, that guy did an awesome job



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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:17 AM

A fellow had an electric GT and made a pull behind mower (electric also) and was showing it at the Garden Tractor Extravaganza a year or 2 ago....Neat looking and he said he used it once to make sure it was functionable, but made it for show.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:13 PM

A fellow had an electric GT and made a pull behind mower (electric also) and was showing it at the Garden Tractor Extravaganza a year or 2 ago....Neat looking and he said he used it once to make sure it was functionable, but made it for show.

I believe that was my brother Rick, on here as CRFarnsworth(The Rat Fink avatar).gallery_6275_658_106112.jpg


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:37 PM

I believe that was my brother Rick, on here as CRFarnsworth(The Rat Fink avatar).gallery_6275_658_106112.jpg

That's it!

Thanks for the photo to help me out!


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