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WeekendWarriorLawn
06-26-2012, 12:59 AM
I have a few push mowers in my fleet now, and i dont use all of them. anyway, sitting on an extra mower or two, i often wonder how i can push one of them beyond what they are designed for.


for example, one is a bagger style mower. i look at guys doing fall cleanups with riders and they talk about the vaccum power of the system for moving leaves & debris through a tube and into a bagger/can.

in my experience, a mower usually leaves some amount of debris when bagging. not always, but it happens. i am wondering if there are different blades that can be attached to the mower for a more "uplifting/fan" use? perhaps a 4 way cross type of blade?


it might sound crazy,but thats how i think. i cant find any blades like this online. i have a buddy who welds, i might have him fabricate this for me to experiment with.



i also wonder how i might be able to mod a mower engine for snow blowing. might sound crazy, some may say that the engine isn't powerful enough, but as a man of science, i still wonder about it.


the world of push mower modding seems quite empty online, and i wonder if anyone has tried anything extraordinary witht heir own push mowers? small engines are exciting to me, personally. i wonder what else i could do with an extra mower laying around all the time.


any ideas or input, guys?

WeekendWarriorLawn
06-26-2012, 01:10 AM
i interpret that this video is a Volswagen Golf powered via a lawnmower engine.


it sounds like a lawnmower engine. if this is the case, it's amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRQ0delN58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRQ0delN58

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-26-2012, 02:14 AM
dixie chopper has a X blade. Honda has a double cut blade.
http://www.turfeagle.com/products/media/dc.XBladeKit.jpg


If you want to mod a mower put a tank track system on that puppy.

Or maybe fab up 2 decks together. Have a pulley power both blades.

Something I thought of doing with a old push mower. Is cutting the front of the deck off and using it like a brush cutter.

Hedgemaster
06-26-2012, 09:09 AM
Mow snow? Mmmmm... no.

A backpack blower works beautifully though with the right type of snow.

Steve
06-26-2012, 12:13 PM
A little while back, someone else showed us a picture of their cross blades. Gravely makes them too. Here is a picture of them.

wandfsmall
06-28-2012, 08:02 AM
you might want to check with your insurance agent before you modify your mower as if I modify it I take all responsibility for it liability wise such as if someone gets hurt or killed from a rock thrown after removed the front of the mower I can get sued or even jail time.

Island Lawn Care
07-06-2012, 12:13 AM
Search Heliblades

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-06-2012, 01:50 AM
Someone out there thinks like me.
http://images.craigslist.org/5La5Ge5H23Ge3K73J6c73221689adf7221dcd.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/5N25F45H23K13La3I9c7391f44d9e280e1646.jpg

wat5150
07-06-2012, 08:51 AM
I dont see as how that mower being like it is would be very functional? Why cut the front off then put a plastic guard over it essentially covering up the part you just cut off? I dont think that would be a very effective set up. just my opinion

WorkForMySelf
07-06-2012, 09:36 AM
The brush cutter mod sounds like a good idea. Just don't do it close to cars, houses or people. Wear eye protection and try not to lose a foot!

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-06-2012, 10:33 AM
I dont see as how that mower being like it is would be very functional? Why cut the front off then put a plastic guard over it essentially covering up the part you just cut off? I dont think that would be a very effective set up. just my opinion

according to the description the flap flexes back when grass pushes against it.

Hedgemaster
07-06-2012, 11:28 AM
Wow. A "brush cutter" with a 12" opening.

Brilliant.

Steve
07-06-2012, 12:33 PM
This mower modification may work too to mow down high grass, but still looks way dangerous.

Steve
07-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Here is a mower mod that could really help you win over those customers who have kids :)

wat5150
07-10-2012, 08:39 AM
A zero turn Batmobile, Awesome!! I think I may do that to mine and market it. Maybe do a General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard mod!!! My clients would love that. I could really stand out!! LOL:D

Von Bobbeh
07-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Something I thought of doing with a old push mower. Is cutting the front of the deck off and using it like a brush cutter.

That's what I'm going to do today, on my day off.

Steve
07-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Maybe do a General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard mod!!

HAHAHHA Yea! And then do donuts and jumps on the front lawns :D

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xRFNBWST25E/SFw9RgvjtcI/AAAAAAAAA9s/ae-f5m-uXIk/s400/General+Lee+Art+Car+15.jpg