Introduction: Riding Push Mower

I have always wanted to make a riding push mower, but never had the tools or the extra mower. Until now. Introducing the very first DoStuffRight Riding Push Mower. This can be used to mow the lawn or ride down the street to show off to the neighbors.

DO NOT ATTEMPT AT HOMEwithout knowing the risks. Know the risks.

Step 1: Get Materials

All you need is:

A bicycle,

A mower with a strong self propelled,

A welder,

And some redneck ingenuity.

Step 2: Prepare Bike

All I did to the bike was take the back tire off.

Step 3: Welding

Be careful with this one. Be sure to wear gloves and a helmet. Depending on numerous factors, placement of the bike varies. For the welding I used a $60 100 amp ARC welder, or if you don't want to spend the money, you could make a welder from a microwave at your OWN RISK, just saying...

Step 4: Brakes

The most important part of any moving vehicle is brakes. The brakes on this mower is very complicated. What you do when you want to stop is put your feet down. That's it! Really!

Step 5: Test Drive

Words can't describe how this rides, but a video can. Watch this video to see. Don't forget to vote for me!! The button is on the top right corner, it is medal shaped. Note: if you are a mobile device and cannot watch the video, go to this direct youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y1bpGtpyGs

There has been some concern of safety, first off DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME, second, there is no blade on this mower. Seriously, I am not responsible for anything that occurs. I have been doing these things for years and I know the risk. If you are not willing to take a risk or know the risks, DO NOT ATTEMPT because this is dangerous.

If you want to help me out with my inventions, please leave a comment and subscribe to my YouTube channel DoStuffRight Instructions.

Thanks!!

Don't forget to do stuff right!

Comments

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nathanaloysiusbash (author)2015-06-07

This is amazing.

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Thanks man! glad you liked it!

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riddus (author)2015-05-25

This is genius. With refinement, maybe it could really be feasible to mow with.

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DoStuffRight (author)riddus2015-05-25

Thanks!!!

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epitts2 (author)2015-05-15

You do realize that there is a tool you can use to take the chain apart and put it back together, right? It's held together with pins. You pop a pin out, the chain pulls apart easily, you unkink it, line it back up, and put the pin back in. No need to cut anything.

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DoStuffRight (author)epitts22015-05-15

I know. I just didn't want to buy the tool to use once. There is no problem with cutting the frame. It was way faster. Thanks for the suggestion.

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BrendanE1 (author)2015-04-22

cut the frame to get the chain off? Why not cut the chain as it is not being used in your build. I don't think i will be making this call me old fashion but i like my lawnmower without a bike welded to the front of it

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DoStuffRight (author)BrendanE12015-04-23

I'd rather cut the frame which I can weld back than cut the chain which I can't and will not be able to reuse.
the point of this is to see if it can be done, I don't use it to cut my lawn every time. I just have had this vision for years and wanted to try it.

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ssssrrrr4000 (author)2015-04-09

I was gonna say, this looks 100% safe

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SCHLEPIC (author)2015-04-08

Why is the right seat-stay cut? I would get that fixed/supported pronto! Once that's done, then I also encourage the idea of installing the transmission engagement lever and the throttle on the handlebars.

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DoStuffRight (author)SCHLEPIC2015-04-08

I am glad someone noticed! I had to get the chain off, but it is fixed now. Thanks!!

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dylanG1313 (author)2015-04-07

This so awesome i love the music.I would not worry about the fall of and getting run over. But if you put the bike in the balk of the mower. the would not have to worry about get run over and your accelerator would be in the front.

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DoStuffRight (author)dylanG13132015-04-07

Thanks, it is Dum Dum by Tedashii. I do not think putting the bike in the back would work. the whole idea of the bike was to be able to turn. Good thoughts though.

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Jobar007 (author)2015-04-03

Clever idea. I like it a lot. It looks like your front brakes are intact so you should be able to brake with those.

As others have mentioned with decreased turning radius, you'll have to edge mow with another push mower and use this for the more open parts. You'll probably have to use a field plowing pattern, for lack of a better term. I can't describe it but I've seen tractors in the fields use a split pattern to get everything with little overlap and decreased turning.

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DoStuffRight (author)Jobar0072015-04-03

Unfortunetly the front brakes dont work, it was a junk bike. Thanks for reading.

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Jobar007 (author)DoStuffRight2015-04-07

Replacement brakes are $10-$15. It would be a small investment if you wanted to use the brakes that you are used to while riding a bike.

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LiveCrafts (author)2015-04-06

This is great! Although, I was thinking, It might be hard to ride on the grass. Do you have any way to solve that, because to me, riding on the grass is so hard, it takes up more energy and goes slower than a regular bike. Just thinking! :) Got my vote

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DoStuffRight (author)LiveCrafts2015-04-06

Thanks! I don't think it is slower on the grass. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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aebe (author)2015-04-05

Had a landlord wire his push mower to his ATV , made a pass at the lawn doing 10+ mph . Then he sniveled about the quality of the cut . :)

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DoStuffRight (author)aebe2015-04-06

I have seen that before. I have always wondered how it worked.

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cbeard2 (author)2015-04-05

I attached a push mower to the front end of a jazzy power chair and removed the chair, added an R/C transmitter, and a motor controller. Now it's a big rc care that mows the yard! good work kid.

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DoStuffRight (author)cbeard22015-04-05

Sweet man. Thanks for commenting

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cbeard2 (author)DoStuffRight2015-04-05

No problem. keep it up.

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fadi.franso (author)2015-04-05

Amazing idea, but put some air in the front Tire lol

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DoStuffRight (author)fadi.franso2015-04-05

Got that done. I wanted to try it so much that I forgot to inflate it! It turns a lot better now.

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Ninjarooster (author)2015-04-05

Well... that's just freakin awesome!
A few things I came up with off the top of my head:
Run the cable for the rear brake (or shifter cable, whichever is more convenient) to the self propel lever/cable. Then you'll have both hands on the handlebars. ;)
Another thing, tinker with that front brake and get it working. They're easy to fix and you've definitely got the ability to do so.

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Working on the cable idea. Got the brakes sorta fixed. It really doesn't need them, you are going so slow!

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blkhawk (author)2015-04-04

The only way someone could injure him or herself is with an exposed blade which it is not the case with your awesome invention! Maybe someone could get burns with the engine but that is why we get back to the drawing board. Why spend money in a gym when I could melt my fat away and still do my weekly lawn mowing? You are simply a genius! Kudos to you my friend!

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DoStuffRight (author)blkhawk2015-04-04

Thanks for the compliment!!

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xxxCHICAGOxxx (author)2015-04-04

Okay this is awesome, but I do have a few suggestions

1. Girl Bike Seat- Extra comfort.

2. Heat Resistant Back Rest- Comfort and fail-safe in case the weld fails.

3. Simple Braking System- Something you can step on so the wheel stops.

4. Put Accelerator in Handle Bars- Convenience

These are just my suggestions, this is a great build and I congratulate you my good sir.

-xxxCHICAGOxxx

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Kentish (author)2015-04-03

You were to busy thinking can it be done rather than should it be done. Lol this is awsome

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DoStuffRight (author)Kentish2015-04-04

Right on. Thanks!!!

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steampunkpotato (author)2015-04-03

I don't see why people are stating the obvious repeatedly. you are obviously experienced in doing things like this and all warnings and dangers have been stated in you ible. By the way I also thought this by awesome. :D

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Thanks!!!

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KR5 (author)2015-04-03

You'll shoot your eye out kid!

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AK_Doug (author)2015-04-03

This is incredibly dangerous. You are one pedal slip away from running over your foot. It would be incredibly easy to mutilate yourself with this. Do not ride it, no one should build it.

If you want to merge a bicycle to a lawn mower it should be to the fork, so at least if your shoe slips off you don't lose your foot. Perhaps a push mower so that any limb mutilation is more limited.

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DoStuffRight (author)AK_Doug2015-04-03

I completely agree, this is dangerous. I am sitting infront of an extremely hot engine with alot of gas in it, the welds could break, lots of thing, but i thought of the blade part. The mower i am using has a clutch, so the blade is not actually spinning when i was riding this. But it could if i wanted to mow the lawn. Thanks for your concern.

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AK_Doug (author)DoStuffRight2015-04-03

Well, as long as you and everyone that builds it knows that you are an instant away from losing feet. I suppose it isn't any more dangerous than trying to fly with home made airplanes, or say building your own parachute.

By all means, roll the dice. Just know that you are rolling them.

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Skwurlito (author)2015-04-03

that's awesome.

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DoStuffRight (author)Skwurlito2015-04-03

Thanks man

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michelle.phillips.96155 (author)2015-04-03

Now I have seen everything! I showed to a friend and we both agree that was awesome!!!!

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Thanks!! After research i still havent seen anything like this

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fzumrk (author)2015-04-03

That is pretty awesome. Now you just need to rig up the drive control and the safety bar to the bike's hand grips. Also a cup holder for your beer. :)

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DoStuffRight (author)fzumrk2015-04-03

Thanks! I am working on that now. Probably not the beer though.

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DoStuffRight (author)2015-04-02

is anyone having trouble viewing the video?

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no video

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go to this direct link to see the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y1bpGtpyGs

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BMXsquad88 (author)2015-04-02

awesome as hell! I just don't see any video?

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DoStuffRight (author)BMXsquad882015-04-03

Sorry about that, the video doesn't seem to work if you are on a mobile device. Here is a direct youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y1bpGtpyGs

Thanks!!!!!!

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spittinskoal (author)2015-04-02

straight fire

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