1983 - Volume #7, Issue #2, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Out Front Tractor Mower
Meihak notes that, besides having 1 to 2 acres to mow, he's had problems with all the other mowers he owned "scalping" his lawn because they didn't have the flexibility to float over varying terrain.
"My rig consists of three surplus Toro decks, purchased for $35 each, fastened together in such a way as to follow almost any ground contour. Power is supplied by the hydraulic pump on the tractor running a Gresen high speed hydraulic motor mounted on the center deck. The decks are joined so that the blades overlap in their cut."
Extended wheel supports let the mower float independently of the tractor. Meihak specially built the frame which supports the mower.
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