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Bad Boy ZTR mower snow blade

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Bryansong, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Bryansong

    Bryansong Member
    Messages: 32

    Are any of you familiar with the snow blade attachment for the Bad Boy Lightning? I am buying a new Bad Boy Lightning mower for my home only (not commercial) and wanted to know a little more about the snow blade attachment. I do have a large gravel drive way and since I have gotten older I could use a little snow removal help.
    Living in Independence, Missouri we don't usually get a large volume of snow each year so this blade wouldn't get a lot of use but I thought with chains on the tires and a 1400 pound mower I might be to make it work.

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you,

    Bryan
     
  2. Glen1947

    Glen1947 Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 1

  3. Bryansong

    Bryansong Member
    Messages: 32

    Hi Glen1947,

    Thanks for the reply about the Bad Boy. I went ahead and passed on the plow idea and bought a Scag Wildcat.

    I had contacted a rep at Bad Boy and asked about the plow at the time I posted the question but I think what I really wanted was an electric lift. The sales rep told me it was manual. That probably would have worked out but I dicided to focus more on the mower. There is an electric lift (after marked I think) for the Scag but that was an $800.00 option. I might look into that later.

    Take care,

    Bryansong
     
  4. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Hey have you found anything yet as far as electric goes? If not don't worry you have like 5 months LOL
     
  5. Bryansong

    Bryansong Member
    Messages: 32

    No I haven't, I haven't even looked. It is hard to look that far ahead when it is this hot. I'm glad you reminded me of it though. When I bought my mower I saw an advertisement hanging from the counter showing an electric lift for a snow blade on a Scag mower so I know there is one available. I'm just wondering how well the Scag would move the snow because sometimes when I get into the wet ditch I start slipping and fearing I will get stuck I hurridly back out. Maybe the mower would need chains.

    Bryansong
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I have an EverRide mower that I pulled the deck off and made a push blade for it. I use the deck lift foot pedal and works fine. I bought an electric lift for it to have down preasure but it is ssssooooo slow. I use it for landscaping, pushing dirt. I made a weight box off the back bumper to hold pattio blocks. Works real good for its size and weight. I played in the snow last winter and it pushes more than I expected. I don't think chains would be good for the hydros.
     
  7. Bryansong

    Bryansong Member
    Messages: 32

    I haden't thought about the chains being hard on the Hydros. I have a foot pedal that lifts the deck so if I could make a lift that jused a pedal that would be OK and probably much faster also. I will look into this more come the Fall.

    Thanks,

    Bryansong
     
  8. cybervision

    cybervision Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I don't think chains will be problem with the hydros. I didn't go with chains because I did not want my driveway torn up. I found a set of ITP tires that would fit on the Exmark rims. They work very well. The rubber is very soft so the tires do fell a little spongy but the grip pretty good.

    I have a 350 foot macadam drive and this setup worked well. I am going to change out the 60" blade this year for a 72" blade so the plow is wider than my deck.

    The plow setup was purchased from Johnny products but I had to make modifications to the mount to make it fit the Zeroturn. They no longer make a mount for Zeroturns since the demand was so low.

    http://www.johnnyproducts.com/J_Bucket_HTMs/Johnny_Plow_Sr.htm

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