mower width expansion

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I mow a large lot and cutting down mowing time would be pretty nice. I spend 7hrs a week mowing. It seems to me that it would be very easy to add side wing mowers to this mower. It would be easy to make this a 40 or 42" mower. This would be side discharge or mulch only. The way i see it being done is to make a double blade system that would connect to the battery compartment on top and add a 10 or 12" blade to each side. They should pivot to follow the lawn contour. The motors for each blade should spin much faster as the blades would be smaller. An outside wheel would be needed. The height adjustment would need an extension handle to clear this attatchment. Each motor could run off of the main battery, but it would be best if they used another battery as power drain will be a lot, or allow a second or third battery to be added and run them parallel to ensure the batteries dont get too hot. It would also be pretty nice because cutting under shrubs would be much easier. Of course weight will be an issue as the mower is not self propelled, but it could be added with this by somehow transfering power to the rear wheels or front wheels. The blades would have to be towards the front of the mower probably because of overlap. This would save me 4 hours a week because the width is much greater and there would be much less overlap. Another added benefit is the mower would have more weight up front, stoping bouncing and keeping the front down.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Interesting idea Jacob.  We'll pass this along to our design team and see what they make of your idea.  Thanks a lot for taking the time to share with us!