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Eight-Tire Snapper Mows Steep Hills
It took just one rollover while mowing his yard's terraces for Brett Hundertmark to modify his 11 hp Snapper riding mower with extra tires.
  "I dueled up the back by using 8 1/2-in. bolts and 1/2-in. electrical conduit cut in between the wheel hubs for spacers," Hundertmark explains. "In the front I welded 8 1/2-in. extensions out of solid 3/4-in rod to the front axles to mount my dueled set of tires. It doesn't interfere with steering at all."
  He didn't want to use a push mower to mow the hills on his terraces, but the Snapper didn't have enough traction. He got the extra wheels for the back from other Snappers he uses for parts. The front end still slipped so he put duals on front as well.
  He's used his eight-tire mower for about five years with no rollovers.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brett Hundertmark, 2119 120th St., Bode, Iowa 50519 (ph 515 379-2702).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3