View Full Version : curb hopping?

Brown's LC & L
03-03-2008, 01:30 PM
I have a 48" Lesco walk behind, w/ jungle wheels, and was wondering if anyone has a suggestion on getting it up and down curbs on commercial jobs. Doing this by lifting it is hard on me and the equipment, plus it looks tacky fighting up there. I thought about making some ramps out of scrap wood, but would like to see if there are any better options. Thanks in advance for your reply.

03-03-2008, 01:37 PM
i'd say your best bet is to make some small ramps. find a way to attach them to the mower or something so they are always at hand.

03-03-2008, 04:32 PM
Go backwards up the curb one tire at a time. Hopefully you have a hydro drive. Otherwise it'll be a PIA.

03-03-2008, 04:41 PM
We approach the curb at a 45 degree angle, pop a wheelie and go for it. I personally got to where I can do it pritty smoothly, but it takes practice and it can be hard on the hydo motors if your clumsy like some of my workers.

03-03-2008, 05:34 PM
backwards one tire at a time. we use pistol grips, is it diffcult with ecs or bars like on a lesco commerical floating deck? everride make a great machine but because no pistol grips i never bought the hydro walkbehinds any one with experience with these type of machines? i am gettting new machines this year any comments would be great

03-03-2008, 05:37 PM
Backwards one wheel at a time usually works pretty good.

03-03-2008, 05:50 PM
make the ramps

03-03-2008, 10:21 PM
make the ramps

Usually a 2x10 the width of the mower is sufficient and it can be mounted on the deck.

03-03-2008, 10:35 PM
make the ramps

Exactly we spend $XXXXXXXXXXXXX and then treat it like we got it for freeeeeeeeeee.

Obviously this is an exaduration on my part, but hey make the ramps.