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Old 09-21-2013, 03:50 PM
Sawdust Sawdust is offline
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That's a great idea...I would like to hear it run also.Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:32 AM
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I would think 1/8 inch steel aircraft guy cable would work great for the "string" It is exceptionally strong and should last a long while, and it is easy to work with. It is readily available at Lowes' etc. I may have to try this.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 PM
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I don't know if the aircraft cable would do all that great of a job. Most of the cutting happens at the tip. I would guess that after mowing a few minutes or after the first few rocks, the cable would fray at the ends and could give you an uneven cut.

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Old 12-23-2014, 08:04 AM
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Looks good to me.I appreciate your idea.
Will try it myself this summer. I try mowing in my woods with rocks,low stumps. Hard on mower bearings.I really believe if they work well,you could sell them!
Thanks and good luck
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:05 PM
Moark Willy Moark Willy is offline
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Originally Posted by Dave R View Post
I would think 1/8 inch steel aircraft guy cable would work great for the "string"
I would highly recommend staying away from aircraft cable. Any impact with a rock will most likely fray or break the cable and send needle-like shards airborn....into unsuspecting pets or children who just may be in the area.....or your own ankle.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:20 PM
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Trimmer string works great for me , I've done this to a push mower , never thought about a rider ! may be go full custom & set every thing with rear steer & front drive kind of like a fork lift !
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:32 AM
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I guess that's a cool idea but it's gonna be a real pain changing out those strings.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:20 AM
sVincentS sVincentS is offline
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I totally dig this idea. I've got more than enough mowing decks laying around. I'm gonna give it a go but I'm going the steel cable route. Will let y'all know how it goes. Thanks for this great idea.
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