Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

Zero turn with a Dual purpose


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-04-2008, 04:18 PM
R&B Enterprise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Talking Zero turn with a Dual purpose

Thought i would share my latest project with everybody, since i have mentioned a few times that i am mounting a plow to a Zero Turn. This is a work in progress.

Rob
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0261_1_1_1_1.JPG (33.2 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0262_1_1_1_1.JPG (37.4 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0263_1_1_1.JPG (79.9 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0264_1_1.JPG (72.3 KB, 15 views)
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-04-2008, 04:45 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice

I should post this for everybody.

There's a kit online you can buy to get yourself a plow for your ZTR

http://www.countryztr.com/

Keep us posted on your project

I am seriously looking into this.. but I got to get a ZTR first, that's why the new trailer
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2008, 04:52 PM
R&B Enterprise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i have check in to the kits and e-mailed the manufactor and because this is a Residental Zero turn by troy-built and the way the front suspension and body are designed the kits will not fit. So i am making my own. Not sure if this will work. might be buying a new Zero turn for the new mowing Season ?

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-04-2008, 04:58 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R&B Enterprise View Post
might be buying a new Zero turn for the new mowing Season ?

Rob
Yeah, I might. If not, it will be in 2 years since I'm probably gonna buy a snowblower and a trailer this fall/winter so yeah. I don't want to overbudget myself
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Rob! That is great! You are so creative.

Can you walk us through each of those pictures and explain what you are doing in each of them. Since it is your project you know a lot more than us what you are adding or welding on.

Will the plow be able to raise and lower? Or pivot? If so, how?

I'd love to hear more.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-04-2008, 10:57 PM
R&B Enterprise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Steve
i will try and explain. 3 of the photos are just overall photo. the Close up photo of the mounting bracket. the mounting braket is made from 1/4 plate steel,and will have 4 bolts holding it to the mower body (two on top plate)(2 on vertical plate (not installed yet)then i used 1/2x1/2 flat stock 8in in length this service 2 purposes. provides a pivot point for the plow and stregthens the vertical flat plate. then i plan on running 1/2 x1/2 flat stock from mounting hole on each side of the plow to the height adjustment linkage on the mower. So when i move the height lever to the lowest setting the plow will be in the up position and highest setting the plow will be down. i can also angle the plow left or Right by removing a pin at the pivot point (Plow,yellow and pivot mount,Black). the plow is off a John deer Garden tractor, i bought it used from my local JD dealer. there are companyies that make plows for ZTR's, but i have a Residental RZT. it has a independant front end, and the body is flat metal bent to form the body, so its weak and when i talked the the company Rep's they said "sorry cant help you, good luck". well it fueled my determination to make it work. (i hope) the stress being exerted pushing snow just might tear up the body beyond repair. I hope to take some of the shock out by removeing the steel cutting blade and installing a rubber blade that is 1/2 thick x 4in wide. hope this helps explain a little better.

Rob

P.S here are a couple of site if interested about ZTR plows

http://www.agricover.com **Look under Snow plow

http://www.countryztr.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-05-2008, 02:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
(not installed yet)then i used 1/2x1/2 flat stock 8in in length this service 2 purposes. provides a pivot point for the plow and stregthens the vertical flat plate. then i plan on running 1/2 x1/2 flat stock from mounting hole on each side of the plow to the height adjustment linkage on the mower. So when i move the height lever to the lowest setting the plow will be in the up position and highest setting the plow will be down. i can also angle the plow left or Right by removing a pin at the pivot point (Plow,yellow and pivot mount,Black).
This is really awesome! Could you show us more pictures after you do that part?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-06-2008, 01:12 AM
R&B Enterprise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i will keep you updated as work progresses, its slow going because i only have a light duty welder,that barely hold the pieces together, until i can get the metal to my welder so he can weld it properly. my plan is to shoot a video of the mower on its maiden run.

Steve -PM me about video setup.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to turn my low profit business around mowboy General Business Discussions 3 05-10-2009 07:22 PM
Zero turn mowers on new lawns tomcat172002 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 06-06-2008 03:03 PM
Commercial WB or Z-Turn? LGYardService Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 17 12-12-2007 07:46 PM
Turn Long URL into Short Ones pnplawn Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 1 10-23-2007 06:07 PM
Zero Turn Logo Graphic Design Discussions 2 05-14-2006 10:41 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 10:06 AM
by stevef1201
7 196
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 98
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 159
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 149
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 275
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 249
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 102
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 193
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 133
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 431
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 150
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 574
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 89
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 114
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 651
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 255
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,314
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,714
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 557
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 233
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,892
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 323
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 397
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 267
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 243
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 281
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 528
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 781
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 250
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 582
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 553
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 295
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 409
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 319
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,152
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 612
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,729
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 784
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,985
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 414
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 537
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 372
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 640
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 518
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 615
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 666
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 923
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 455
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 524
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 411
» Popular Tags
4wd ads auger birdscaping charge collections subcontractor craigslist customers ecosymbiosis estimate exmark fall ferris first truck franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid introduction invoice john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness new mower patio install podcast promotion pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft theft of services tips toro toro grand stand trailer walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy