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Originally Posted by SWMan View Post
Actually swathers used to be like that. I never ran one myself but don't recall anyone who did being upset when they changed over to steering wheels.
Very first swather with a steering wheel...?
Versatile 103! Circa 1967. Ish?
Quite the mechanical conglomeration of double snowmobile belt drives with a sliding panel affair to vary the wheel speeds. Sloppy when brand new and a curious reversing pedal system.
But it had a steering wheel!

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I’d take a joystick over driving with two levers any day.

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Originally Posted by 712alberta View Post
Cub cadet just introduced a Zero Turn mower with a steering wheel. The claim its less fatiguing over the day
I think a lot of old time swather operators would agree. Of course the sticks were pretty crude affairs back then.

I saw one of those mowers. Pretty neat!
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I saw one of those mowers. Pretty neat!
Don't ask for a price on one, with out sitting down
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Thought I read somewhere that the Tribine was joystick only, no steering wheel.
How hard would it be to have an electric steering wheel that "plugged in" to the console when needed.
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The mechanical link can be deleted in some electronic power steering systems.

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