Riding Push Mower

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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!!

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    58 Discussions

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    riddus
    riddus

    5 years ago

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

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    epitts2
    epitts2

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    BrendanE1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago

    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
    ssssrrrr4000

    5 years ago

    I was gonna say, this looks 100% safe

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    SCHLEPIC
    SCHLEPIC

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dylanG1313
    dylanG1313

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Jobar007

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago

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

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    Jobar007
    Jobar007

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    LiveCrafts

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    aebe
    aebe

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    DoStuffRight

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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