Cub Cadet mowers, (I think owed by Cummins) build a zero turn mower with a steering wheel. They work very well too. They build them right up to commercial size and standard. To my mind they are a bit too tall for getting under branches, or I would replace my aging Toro.
As a young fella working in the Wide Bay area of QLD a farmer I was working for told me that "the only gardening worth doing is done from a tractor seat" I do wonder how some of you dehydrated lawn mower drivers would go on a full size tractor while trying to rehydrate, no cup holders on any of my tractors and everthing happens pretty quick when its going pare shaped on me
Anyway I guess once the pare shaped happening had happened you'll have a drink handy
Knowing my luck, the beverage would have gon south with the task.
You do need that JD 4wd oliver1950 to do the small paddock then out with the big stuff in the others. IK hav e one of those very old blue coloured Rovers under the house with a very sad B&S in it. The only spare B&S engines I have are all vertical shaft and the ROver needs a horizontal shaft, from memory, must look.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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