View Full Version : Mowing on hills.
I was just curious as to what mower everyone thinks is best on hills. I my self run exmark, but curious as to how steep you ahve mowed and what with??
01-12-2002, 09:36 PM
The Standers are by far the best on hills.
01-12-2002, 10:09 PM
Any mower with a wide stance, large drive tires, and a low center of gravity.
Preferrably a walkbehind.
I understand the walk behinds, I was referring to riders. We have mowed hills with the Lazers that I can barely even walk up. I wouldn't beleive it if I didn't have the guts (ignorance) to try it.
01-13-2002, 12:33 AM
Hustlers all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a Z and the 6400 Hillsider and can mow any hill a dozer can push......every roadside hill can be done with th 6400 the operator and engine tilt into the hill to shift the center of gravity... Oh yeah itts 6 thats six wheel drive too. The Z will go almost as many places because it is wide and low......before buying the 6400 we had mounted double wheels on an exmark but some of our hills still required an extra pair of pants...Not so with the 6400.... Way to go HUSTLER!!!!!!!!
01-13-2002, 12:50 AM
And the price is like? A Deweeze $50k
01-13-2002, 09:17 AM
I reckon my 72" Chopper will hold em as good as any.:eek:
01-13-2002, 05:54 PM
Best hillside mower that we ever owned was a ferris i/s when it was running. But I would agree with homer on the 72" d/c. I also have a 72" bladerunner that does very well. Get the widest track and lowest center of gravity.
01-13-2002, 08:49 PM
Get a mountain goat. Handle anything.
Remember this thread guys? 65 to 70 degree slopes.
01-13-2002, 09:01 PM
Umm if i remember correctly a Dewezze is about 15k not 50 and the hustler 6400 is 31k but there is also a discount if you can get a govt contract and that will drop it to 29k i believe.
01-14-2002, 07:44 PM
SCAG SABRE TOOTH TIGER 72" W/ 31HP DAHAUSTI MOTOR, OUT DO D/C,FERRIS. ONLY OTHER MOWER I KNOW THATS BETTER IS A LASTEC-75" DECK ITS LIKE SETTING IN A INDY CAR. CK IT OUT AT
01-14-2002, 07:52 PM
A Great Dane Scamper works good, but nothing I've used makes me feel comfortable on hills. But I am surisingly good at keeping strait lines on steep hills.
After one hill mishap, your aways a little uncomfortable on hills.
01-15-2002, 02:32 PM
I have a couple of 72" Toro Groundsmasters. Being diesel with 4-wheel drive and power steering, they seem to do pretty good on the hills.
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