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Rider Mower

Learning Resources

Tips On Choosing Rider Mower Books

Rider mowers are usually customizations of existing mower frames, but some of the newest and highest levels include more custom chassis design and fabrication. The platform itself is intriguing as it offers the potential use of utility engines and self-contained sequential transmissions.

For those interested in building a racer using a rider mower, we suggest learning metal fabrication, engine tuning, and race car preparation. Like any other form of racing, the rider mower is subject to the same physics, and so its worth studying a book on vehicle dynamics. This knowledge can be applied to any car or race car.

Learning Resources Filter Instructions
Book Category 
Topic (Level)
Vehicle Type
Resource Type
Chassis
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Chassis Engineering is a great introduction to race car design. In a practical and down-to-earth way, it covers the fundamentals of how race cars handle and the requirements for designing and constructing a car. The book includes chapters on chassis design, suspension design, frame construction, aerodynamics and tuning. Overall it provides the reader with the foundation of how the key components of a race car work and interact together. Read full review

Get "Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Street Rod
Supercar
CycleKart
Book Resource
Fasteners/Joining
High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts
High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts
4 Stars (4 / 5)

High performance hardware provides both theory and extensive practical information on hardware and fasteners. It covers material properties that relate to fasteners as well as pretty much every type of fastener used on a race vehicle.

Get "High Performance Hardware: Fastener Technology for Racers and Enthusiasts":
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Dune Buggy
Kart
Quad/ATV
Rider Mower
Street Rod
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches welding techniques, metal forming, hammerforming and practical metal fabrication projects. Project include forming custom body panels, tanks, roll cages/safety cells and exhaust headers.

Get "Metal Fabricator's Handbook":
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
CycleKart
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding
Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches the essentials of fabricating with metals including metal properties, welding equipment, jigs, welding safety, brazing, cutting, and forming. The book goes into details on types of welding as well as consumables, fluxes and sample projects to practice with.

Get "Welder's Handbook : A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding":
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Rider Mower
Street Rod
Supercar
CycleKart
Book Resource
Powertrain
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A guide to designing the engine as a system and constructing it to produce maximum horsepower. The design aspects use the airflow through each part of the engine as a basis for instruction. Provides detailed information on how to select, modify and tune each component to work at peak efficiency with others in the engine.

Get "David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower":
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
How to Make Your Car Handle
How to Make Your Car Handle
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches how to improve vehicle handling through suspension and chassis modifications and understanding vehicle dynamics. Includes basic suspension theory on roll centers, roll axis, camber change, bump steer, anti-dive, ride rate, ride balance as well practical chassis modifications.

Get "How to Make Your Car Handle":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation
Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Carroll Smith's guide to preparing a race car for competition. Includes information about fasteners, riveting and welding, basic metal working, plumbing , fuel safety cells, electrical, brake system, clutch, suspension, wheels, tires, engine and gearbox and more.

Get "Prepare to Win: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Professional Race Car Preparation":
Suspension ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Electrical ( Basic)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
GT
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Rally
Rider Mower
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
Book Resource

Sanctioning Bodies/Organizers

Region 
Race Car Type
Australia
AROLMRA

Australian Ride On Lawn Mower Racing Association

Rider Mower
UK
BLMRA

British Lawn Mower Racing Association

Rider Mower
UK
NWLMRA

North West Lawn Mower Racing Association (UK)

Rider Mower
USA
USLMRA

US Lawn Mower Racing Association

Rider Mower
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