Shop built pull behind mower
Posted September 06, 2011 - 08:46 PM
I was hung up designing the hitch to hold the mower offset behind the garden tractor though. The couple I looked at were pretty flimsy.
Course, if I get the zero turn project running, I wouldn't need this.....
Posted October 11, 2011 - 01:00 PM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 01:24 PM
- MailmAn said thank you
Posted October 11, 2011 - 01:49 PM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 04:10 PM
What's the PU in the back ground?
Posted October 12, 2011 - 09:50 AM
Posted October 12, 2011 - 05:11 PM
- MH81 and Tennblue59 have said thanks
Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:34 PM
I know it is a bit of a haul, but I have got a engine I am wanting to sell. 16 hp B&S opposed twin Vertical shaft. It was on our mowing tractor up until the deck pulleys went beginning of this summer. I have not started it since. If your interested let me know.
Posted May 01, 2013 - 03:38 PM
I am going to revive this project, I have a different donor now. It almost looks to nice to cannibalize.
Edited by Chuck_050382, May 01, 2013 - 03:40 PM.
Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:03 PM
Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:03 AM
I have a 42"? I am going to make into an offset pull behind. May be a while yet, though.
Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM
Nice project. I actually did something like this with a pushmower. Made a setup that you took off the front wheels of the pushmower and it fit right on with a large caster wheel in the front. People would stop and laugh watching a wacko pulling a pushmower with a riding tractor.
It is funny that you mention this since my next door neighbor growing up did the same exact thing to his tractor. He still has the rig and puts his little 22" push mower with the big rear wheels into this custom frame he rigged up to his tractor. He replaced the front wheels of the push mower with caster wheels so it will go around corners without tearing up the lawn. He even made a release mechanism on the frame so he could remove the mower to trim around trees with and then lock the mower back in place to continue mowing with the tractor. Seems to be pretty handy to me. He offset it to the right near the tractor deck's discharge opening. He does look goofy when he is out mowing with his setup (especially wearing his trademark straw hat riding on the tractor) and he gets a lot of looks by passers-by, but I like his design and his ingenuity making something like that. Of course, he worked as a mechanical engineer for like Kodak or Xerox all of his life (I forget exactly where he worked, it was a long time ago and he has been retired for many years...) He even had an old Bolens tractor at one point. I forget which model it was, but I know he had engine problems with the old Wisconsin engine on it and ended up getting a different tractor.
Edited by MailmAn, May 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM.