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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 05:07 PM

Was at a Simplicity dealer today getting parts and was looking at new while waiting. Many of new Simps have spring suspension! I bounced when on the fenders some and it worked. The whole axle goes up/down. New one to me! Darn things have Mesh seats now too on most. No padding at all, just the mesh. For Cooler, non-sweaty ride, heh! Lower priced ones or maybe Med price, still had seats. I didn't see any names or models on them like in past with Sun Star or Landlord type names. The bigger one in these pix does not show much, was a $4000 tractor and little one was $3000 one, both had 25hp engines, and one had heavy deck, other not as heavy, but still not a stamped deck. Stamped were on smaller ones yet. Things are sure diff on new stuff! Getting bad as new cars, can't work on them anymore w/out special tools and equipment.  Interesting thing on bigger tractor was a deck height adjustment that was electric, BUT, right on the deck with small motor and a gear and linkage.  Almost like a window set-up in a car. Wonder how long they last getting grass built up on them and then you out there Washing it down with the hose??  Hitting it while removing the deck?   Not too sure on that one!

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 05:12 PM

That's the seat and suspension on my Simplicity zero turn.  It's the bomb!


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 05:15 PM

Some older lawn mowers from kubota had spring ride, on the rear. Would be a good thing, I think. And the mesh seats would dry out quick after a rain. Little springs on the seat too. Good ideas, I think. Just my opinion.

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 06:15 PM

Good 'ol Simplicity's!

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 06:29 PM

I made my own suspension seat.

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 06:31 PM

I made my own suspension seat.

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 06:35 PM

That seat does more than just dry out quickly.  It's unbelievably comfortable and I'm convinced the way the mesh is strung does a lot to reduce the jarring from bumps.


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 06:55 PM

If I may be cynical, what I see are springs/shocks that are beefer than the trans-axle. :smilewink:


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 07:10 PM

I think of the Dollar store when I look at the transaxle. I'm sure that they are fine mowers, but I wouldn't work it hard at all.
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Posted April 03, 2017 - 07:57 PM

Kster526, is that spring set up off a bicycle. ?

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 08:08 PM

I think of the Dollar store when I look at the transaxle. 

 

Bought one of these last year and have to say I love the ride. Removes the jolt when you go over a bump. The heavy duty deck is a built up deck and I don't think I will wear it out anytime soon. I'm mowing a 2 acre yard that is far from a golf course and have no concerns about the suspension holding up. reduced the tire pressure to 6 lbs if I remember correctly with the suspension it is a real back saver. If you set on a garden tractor you will notice that your spine is almost directly over the rear axle. 

I will say tho that as I recall the deck does not stripe the lawn nicely like the older deck but it still does a very nice job of cutting. And the 25hp. engine is very fuel efficient. 


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 08:39 PM

Nice mower for a sissy.


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Nice mower for a sissy.

 

Or someone with a bad back. Something I hope you will never have to experience, It was getting to the point that I thought I would have to give up mowing but now I can still do something I very much enjoy. 


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Posted April 03, 2017 - 10:20 PM

My old Simplicity 7016 looks stouter :poke:.

 

I am sure they are a fine mower, but I would think it would cut uneven with the suspension? I know hustlers suspension front forks got great reviews but everyone said they cut uneven and the deck can gouge the ground when you turn around. It's just a thought?.

It would be nice if someone could make a mower with the axles mounted solid to the frame and then have the operators platform on a suspension??? kinda like a air ride cab on a semi.


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 02:18 AM

Kster526, is that spring set up off a bicycle. ?
Noel

Yes it is, I had used that one for plowing and actually had one of
the pieces of spring steel break on me so I made this. I tinker with that
tractor. It can easily be removed.
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