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What do you know about our Swisher Zero Turn?


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#1 ritamiller OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 10:44 PM

What we know....

It has 3 wheels and you turn the wheel 180 degrees for reverse.

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 10:53 PM

In the last century when I purchased one new they were called the Swisher Big Mow. Very maneuverable but slow. Ideal for small level yards with obstacles to mow around. Also larger yards when used for trimming. The drive system is just about bullet proof.

Unstable on sloped properties. 



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Posted December 17, 2016 - 11:06 PM

That's one more thing we know about it.  It is very unstable!  LOL  Hubby had the brilliant idea for me to sit and steer while he towed it.  He rounded a corner and.......well, I'm sure it was hilarious to see.  To add to the comedy, we repeated the whole thing again.  Unstable is an understatement!


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 11:54 PM

They built that mower for nearly 40 years. I operated several different models of those when I was growing up and preferred them to the cheap lawn tractors my parents and grandparents replaced them with.IMG_0882.JPG IMG_0883.JPG

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Posted December 18, 2016 - 02:21 AM

Great design - remembers me the toy tractors from the 60's



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Posted December 19, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Looks like a dual front wheel (narrow) would be a improvement.
Really, anybody that had a tricycle growing up would know how tip-able a 3 wheeler is.

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Posted December 19, 2016 - 09:21 PM

front wheel drive. they have a belt drive "transmission" shifting gears is done by spring idlers and reverse is achieved by turning the front wheel around to push it backwards. it has used basically the same design since 1950 and is concidered to be the first zero turn mower. They were made about 50 miles from me in warrensburg missouri


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Posted December 20, 2016 - 10:51 AM

I want one :thumbs:



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Posted December 20, 2016 - 11:11 AM

I actually owned a few of these 20 years ago. They had a 6 hp Clinton engine with the fuel tank built in to the blower shroud like a boat engine. Deck was driven by the PTO shaft and was propelled by a pulley on the flywheel. Picture a guy 6'6 and 250 sitting on one of these. The neighbors got a kick out of it. The old ones still go for big money around here. They will bring more than the snapper comets and there isnt much to them.


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