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Old 08-31-2010, 05:40 PM
Bryc3 Bryc3 is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wisconsin
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Question Small Weed Whacker or 7.0HP Lawn Mower?

I've been browsing these forums for a couple days. My friend got a Flying Horse kit on his bike and, needless to say, I loved riding around on it. I'm in high school in an engineering charter school and I would greatly prefer to build my own. I've been looking and I decided that it wouldn't be very difficult at all.

Right now I have a 7.0HP lawn mower and a smaller weed whacker. I'm definitely a larger guy (~220lbs) and I was thinking that I should go for the lawn mower engine. Does anyone have any objections or any tips?

If I use the lawn mower, I'd use bevel gears to transfer the power 'horizontally'. This combined with the lawn mower's throttle seems like it would make a good candidate.

My main concern is that the lawn mower is overpowered and the weed whacker is underpowered.
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