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muxx
01-12-2002, 09:03 PM
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??

GrassChopper
01-12-2002, 09:36 PM
The Standers are by far the best on hills.

LAWNGODFATHER
01-12-2002, 10:09 PM
Personal opinion.

Any mower with a wide stance, large drive tires, and a low center of gravity.

Preferrably a walkbehind.

muxx
01-12-2002, 10:56 PM
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.

rebel2002
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!!!!!!!!

LAWNGODFATHER
01-13-2002, 12:50 AM
And the price is like? A Deweeze $50k

HOMER
01-13-2002, 09:17 AM
I reckon my 72" Chopper will hold em as good as any.:eek:

WREBELMACHINE
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.

65hoss
01-13-2002, 08:49 PM
Get a mountain goat. Handle anything.



Remember this thread guys? 65 to 70 degree slopes.

http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=13720&highlight=hill :)

rebel2002
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.

UNLIMITED LANDSCAPES
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
WWW.LASTEC.COM

summitgroundskeeping
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.

rodfather
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.