View Full Version : WB versatility?

06-11-2011, 03:21 PM
I currently have a 36inch scag that i can take on any hill or bank with no problem. It does in 5 min what would normally take me 20 min to weedeat. No matter how steep the ditch or bank is it seems to stick right where i want it to. What i need though is a 48 inch or bigger wb and i was wondering what I should expect from a wb this size on the ditches and steep banks?

Thanks guys.

06-11-2011, 03:37 PM
The one thing I noticed is that a 48" is a little harder to handle on steep banks. I used one of our hydro 36" units and it was worse than the belt drive. Turns up or not hill get squirrely with hydro.

06-11-2011, 04:35 PM
The added weight alone of a larger WB will cause it to crab walk on hills and banks. Doesn't matter what you get, it will want to slide and crab walk where the Scag doesn't.

06-11-2011, 06:52 PM
WB's are by far the best on hills in my opinion. I run a 52" Scag WB and mow some crazy inclines and slopes. I want to test a stander but have a feeling it may not handle as well. Every few years I try to buy something new but always end up with another WB. The versatility is just awesome.
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06-11-2011, 06:58 PM
My 62" toro hydro does well on hillside's...so do the 44's and 36...
The 36 probably handle's it best, but they all do well.