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Lawn Chair Fitted With Grasshopper Mower Seat
Marvin Johnson got a surprise gift from his son on his last birthday – a lawn chair fitted with a seat off a Grasshopper riding mower.
  “We used Grasshopper mowers for many years to cut our grass, and I always said the seats on those mowers were the most comfortable chairs on our place. I guess Chris remembered that,” says Johnson. “My wife invited several friends over to my birthday party and we were sitting down to eat when Chris went outside, rolled the chair up to the house, and rang the doorbell. There sat this beautiful chair. I was overwhelmed, and surprised how nice it looked.
  “With wheels on front and a grab bar on back, I can easily move the chair like a wheelbarrow to wherever it’s needed. It’s also easy to move in and out of storage areas to keep it out of the weather.”
  Chris bought the seat on eBay equipped with its original footrest. He made a base for the chair out of 1 by 6-in. plastic boards. He mounted a pair of 5-in. wheels on front, connecting them with a threaded bolt axle.
  “The wheels normally set about 1 in. off the ground, but lower to the ground when the chair is tipped up for transport,” notes Johnson.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marvin Johnson, 319 N. Washington St., Lindsborg, Kan. 67456 (ph 785 227-2308).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #2