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    Gold Member tmajor's Avatar
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    Default My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    HA, Ha, Ha ....

    I mentioned this project last year, but just got around to it. I wanted a way to mow around the pond with the ZTR, without falling in. So, my thought was an old rotary mower, mounted to the ZTR. My head was working on all of these high-tech mounts, so the mowers would overlap, etc.. I gave up on that and went with "simple".

    I welded up two brackets to mount to the rotary mower, which would drop into the ZTR guide wheel pockets. .. simple enough. I also, added a chain to suspend the outboard side. Plus, it will raise and lower, somewhat, with the mower deck.

    I gave it a try and it seems to work, as I had hoped. I really hated weed whacking around the pond!

    Isn't it beautiful? Does it need new paint?
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    That's pretty awesome.

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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    I really like that solution to a common problem! Keep up the good work ...

    Frank

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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tmajor View Post
    HA, Ha, Ha ....

    Isn't it beautiful? Does it need new paint?

    DUDE!!!!!
    That is flipping awesome!!!!

    I think it needs paint AND flames!

    I LOVE it!

    David
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    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, empty pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    Wow! That is one neat solution. Maybe we should start a forum for great ideas and nominate threads like this to be copied there. Sort of like the old books with 101 projects for the farm you can build.
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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    I was thinking of a mount for my weed wacker on my Simplicity. Any of you done that?

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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    I was thinking of a mount for my weed wacker on my Simplicity. Any of you done that?
    I was telling my neighbor about my "Frankenstein", yesterday. He's worked on small equipment for quite some time. He mentioned somebody, who had a string trimmer for use in a cemetery, which he maintained.

    In a quick Google search, I found these ... plus, there may be others. This may give you some ideas. Their home page.

    Here is the "Noah system".
    Last edited by tmajor; 04-06-2012 at 11:05 AM.
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    This is fabulous. I am looking for something kind of along the same lines. I have a 60" mmm my tractor now and a 50" walk behind at my disposal... I would like to figure out how to mount this as a rear offset to have a 110" cutting swath.... Any ideas or photos let me see.

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    Default Re: My Frankenstein side wing, pond mower, ZTR attachment!!

    Fantastic!

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