Handrail/Mirror Combo On Zero-Turn

Zero-turn mowers are one of the slickest inventions ever but knowing what’s behind you in woodlots or along roadways is difficult. Minn. farmer Al Hernke solved that problem using spare parts from his shop.


    “I formed an old piece of chrome tubing from a semi-tractor into a large rectangular bracket and mounted an old truck mirror on it,” Hernke says. “Five bolts and two U brackets hold the base legs in place on the metal footrest of my mower.”


   The mirror is adjustable up and down with a bolt clamp and side to side on its regular swivel. Now he can see what’s behind him at all times, an important safety feature since he mows along busy roadways.


   Hernke says the bracket also works great as a handrail for him to safely get on and off his mower. “I mow a lot of ditches and sometimes stop on the road bank to trim around posts or to deal with gophers, so the handrail is put to good use.”


   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Al Hernke, 37020 City 1 Blvd., Cannon Falls, Minn. 55009.