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A "Helping Hand" For Zero-Turn Mowers
Getting on and off zero-turn riding mowers can be tricky. A new support arm called the DONBAR makes it easier for operators of all ages.
  “My dad was a retired dairy farmer who loved cutting his grass, but he had trouble getting on and off,” recalls Ken Lundgren. “I built my first DONBAR for him. He was able to mow for 4 more years.”
  It isn’t just the elderly who like a little help. Lundgren recalls the first time he spent part of a day on a new zero-turn mower. “As I climbed out of the seat, I understood what my dad was talking about,” he says.
  One of Lundgren’s customers is a professional landscaper with 200 mowers. At the time he first saw the DONBAR, he had 4 worker’s compensation claims related to getting on and off zero-turns.
  “He ordered one for every mower he has,” explains Lundgren. “The DONBAR works just like a handrail. It gives an extra point of contact for better balance and stability.”
  The DONBAR mounts directly to the footplate of a zero-turn mower. It uses existing deck holes and attaches with lock nuts that resist loosening under vibration and torque.
  It’s priced at $94.95 plus shipping.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DB Mower Innovations, 10044 Goodhue St. NE., Blaine, Minn. 55449 (ph 763 785-1382; www.dbmower.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1