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wglawncare
02-04-2006, 10:27 PM
I have a condominium complex that I will be mowing this year. It has a hill/ berm facing the street that comes to a pretty good degree at the top all along the berm. What is the best mower/ attatchment/ mowing method to prevent scalping in this situation?




Currently own a 36 Toro Proline Walkbehind
54 John Deere WB
42 JD Rider
40 Airens Z-Turn

mcwlandscaping
02-04-2006, 10:36 PM
Lastec articulator would be my best idea for a mower. It has an articulating deck on it to limit scalping. www.lastec.com

Precision
02-05-2006, 12:15 AM
Lastec articulator would be my best idea for a mower. It has an articulating deck on it to limit scalping. www.lastec.com

either that or one of the golfcourse rough mowers toro has.

In any case you are talking 18-40K

mcwlandscaping
02-05-2006, 01:39 AM
oops, wrong button

Likestomow
02-05-2006, 09:06 AM
I have a condominium complex that I will be mowing this year. It has a hill/ berm facing the street that comes to a pretty good degree at the top all along the berm. What is the best mower/ attatchment/ mowing method to prevent scalping in this situation?

A fixed deck walkbehind mower. Floating decks will "sag" on a hill and cut lower on one side.

How low are you cutting? Try not to go lower than 2.5" and you should be okay.

stevens lawn
02-05-2006, 09:16 AM
a exmark mower

o-so-n-so
02-05-2006, 09:21 AM
Might try tweeking those gauge wheels (your mowers) in your situation.

specialtylc
02-05-2006, 08:11 PM
Its not the mower that will scalp it. Its the operator.

newhort
02-05-2006, 09:20 PM
I recently got a Walker walk behind with the thrid wheel. I have not had it scalp. I've run it through ditches and on hills. But I also mow at 3.5".

ToroLandscaper
02-05-2006, 11:03 PM
I recently got a Walker walk behind with the thrid wheel. I have not had it scalp. I've run it through ditches and on hills. But I also mow at 3.5".


What dealer are you using that has walker around here?

ed2hess
02-06-2006, 12:06 AM
I just strated running a Walker 36" and it seems to work well relative to scalping.

Travis Followell
02-06-2006, 02:11 PM
Lastec articulator would be my best idea for a mower. It has an articulating deck on it to limit scalping. www.lastec.com
I agree. Lastec would be your best choice. The 61" machine is like 3 21" push mowers and the 72" machine is like 3 25" push mowers. It's almost impossible to get one of their machines to scalp.

newhort
02-06-2006, 07:35 PM
There is not a walker dealer in Knoxville. Mayo's can get parts. But I use GHS in S.C.. The owner told me that they were talking to someone This week on being a area dealer.

wglawncare
02-06-2006, 08:52 PM
WeLL I plan on only mowing at a minimum or 3.0 inches. I hope this will be enough. I will probably use the Toro Proline 36" 13HP. Does anyone know if this mower also stripes well?

kfish
02-06-2006, 10:56 PM
My dealer is now selling the 61" Lastec articulator for 12500. and I think there is a little negotiating room in there.

bart may
02-07-2006, 12:56 AM
A Walker is the best mower I've found not to scalp. If you scalp with a walker then 99% of the others would do so also. IMO

Travis Followell
02-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Ferris ztr's with independent suspension are also good about not scalping. The deck is carried by the suspension so it follows the contour of the ground better.

Tim Wright
02-07-2006, 06:37 PM
As Travis has said, the Ferris has independent 4 wheel suspension, plus, the rollers on the larger decks are on pivots so they follow the turn rather than being dragged.

Tim

ToroLandscaper
02-08-2006, 11:41 PM
There is not a walker dealer in Knoxville. Mayo's can get parts. But I use GHS in S.C.. The owner told me that they were talking to someone This week on being a area dealer.


I would do ANYTHING for a good walker dealer here