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    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?
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=336810496393655

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    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!

    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRQ0delN58[/tube]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRQ0delN58
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=336810496393655

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    • #3
      dixie chopper has a X blade. Honda has a double cut blade.



      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.

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      • #4
        Mow snow? Mmmmm... no.

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

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        • #5
          A little while back, someone else showed us a picture of their cross blades. Gravely makes them too. Here is a picture of them.
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          • #6
            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.
            I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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            • #7
              Search Heliblades

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              • #8
                Someone out there thinks like me.


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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    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!

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Wow. A "brush cutter" with a 12" opening.

                        Brilliant.

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                        • #13
                          This mower modification may work too to mow down high grass, but still looks way dangerous.
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                          • #14
                            Here is a mower mod that could really help you win over those customers who have kids
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                            • #15
                              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

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