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  1. #1

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    Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    I'm cutting grass for a Farmer friend of mine with a lot of acreage and am using his IS5100Z. With all the rain we had, i been getting stuck more often then i think is funny and find myself walking back to get my truck, so i can pull myself out. Luckily i have been able to get to the stuck mower so far, but there are places i couldn't get into with a pickup. Been thinking of installing a removable winch that can be used at the front or the back of the mower, depending on which way i'm facing and where a tree or fence post is. Also thinking of permanently installing a tool box to store the winch in.
    Looking for ideas, tips and pictures.

  2. #2

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    I'll be the first apparently, and will be posting pictures on my progress, but i cant move forward till the mower owner buys a winch to figure out how big the base needs to be.

  3. #3

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    Kubota, Ferris and Honda

    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Change the tires - Carlie 101's or something similar will help a TON. Wont get stuck 1/10 as often and save the hassle of winching.
    I changed tires on our Ferris from the factory tuff tires to a more aggressive tread and it made a HUGE difference.

  4. #4

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Code54 View Post
    Change the tires - Carlie 101's or something similar will help a TON. Wont get stuck 1/10 as often and save the hassle of winching.
    I changed tires on our Ferris from the factory tuff tires to a more aggressive tread and it made a HUGE difference.
    We've talked about doing that, but that idea seems to have Peter'ed out. Had a flat and realized it just a little to late which chewed the tire up. It was replaced with another turf tire. Not my call, but he ( the owner) asked me if i can rig up a mount for a winch, and that works for me too.
    There's a few acres of his i cut away from the main areas about 2 miles from where the starting point is and my truck is parked. Some of those places are so waterlogged and soupy that i plow right through them full speed. Although better tires for the job would be of much help, a winch onboard is the cat's miow, as long as it reaches a tree or post.
    Can you snap a pic of your tires for me please?

  5. #5

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    IMG_4286.jpg
    This was right after mowing in the rain (not really a lawn, more of a field that is missing a lot of grass)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete6114 View Post
    We've talked about doing that, but that idea seems to have Peter'ed out. Had a flat and realized it just a little to late which chewed the tire up. It was replaced with another turf tire. Not my call, but he ( the owner) asked me if i can rig up a mount for a winch, and that works for me too.
    There's a few acres of his i cut away from the main areas about 2 miles from where the starting point is and my truck is parked. Some of those places are so waterlogged and soupy that i plow right through them full speed. Although better tires for the job would be of much help, a winch onboard is the cat's miow, as long as it reaches a tree or post.
    Can you snap a pic of your tires for me please?

  6. #6

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Thanks for the Pic. That does look aggressive.

  7. #7

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Got it all done but was in a hurry to get the mower back to the owner. I'll post a few pics next time i have it.

  8. #8

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    These are Carlisle AT 101's on my machine
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-New-Carli...ry!16214!US!-1
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  9. #9

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK35vince View Post
    These are Carlisle AT 101's on my machine
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-New-Carli...ry!16214!US!-1
    They look like they'll go through anything.

  10. #10

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    Re: Has anyone installed a winch and/or a toolbox on their Zero turn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete6114 View Post
    They look like they'll go through anything.
    Mostly made a HUGE difference on hills.
    The stock turfs I took off were useless on hills.
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