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Whitestone Properties
10-27-2011, 07:46 PM
I'm considering one of two purchases. Don't need opinions on the mowers but could use information on access through gates.

MOWER OPTIONS I'M CONSIDERING:

1. 36" Wright Stander RH
2. Better Outdoor Products Quick 36 Dually

What is the smallest gate you've gotten mowers of this size through?

Is there a technique to get a mower that's larger than the gate through the gate? I've been told it's possible.

Thanks,
Paul

Mikegyver
10-27-2011, 09:40 PM
We had one that might have measured 37" (if that)...had to take the gate off it was so small.
Mike

jaybow
10-28-2011, 01:10 AM
I was considering designing some sort of ramp to basically drive up to where the mower is kinda on 2 wheels
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jaybow
10-28-2011, 01:11 AM
But I just bought a 32 Metro instead
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Agape
10-28-2011, 02:33 AM
I was considering designing some sort of ramp to basically drive up to where the mower is kinda on 2 wheels
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I think that may make the mower wider under a certain angle (about 45 degrees?) as the bottom of one side would stick out as would the top of the other side. I have an account that I need 1/4 inch more to make it - frustrating.

Swampy
10-28-2011, 02:55 AM
I think that may make the mower wider under a certain angle (about 45 degrees?) as the bottom of one side would stick out as would the top of the other side. I have an account that I need 1/4 inch more to make it - frustrating.

Belt sander.

ralph02813
10-28-2011, 08:19 AM
@Whitestone - I think Jawbone has the right answer, the best 36 for getting through a 36 inch gate is a 32".
My blades actually measure 17 7/8 they fit snuggly under my deck which provides for a cutting path of 36". So get yourself a 32", or a speed wrench to take the wheels off before going through the gate.

Johnagain
10-28-2011, 09:44 PM
I have gotten both a 36 and a 48 through a 24in gate. Gate opening had a concrete sidewalk. Both mowers were walkbehinds. I made a dolly that I tipped the mower on the side on the dolly and rolled mower through the gate and set the mower back down on the ground. Customer never did put a bigger gate for the back yard which was almost 1/2acre. Believe it or not the 48 was easier to tip on its side than the 36.

jaybow
10-28-2011, 10:14 PM
Got any pics of the dolly?
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Johnagain
10-28-2011, 11:25 PM
Sorry, digital cameras weren't invented yet. It was about 20 years ago. It was a 2x12 about 30 in long with 4 caster wheels. I think there were 3in wheels. On the 48 just the deck road on the dolly. On the 36 the deck and rear wheel road on the dolly. Both mowers were Exmarks. They are now considered the viking belt drive models.

jsslawncare
10-28-2011, 11:31 PM
My 36" Ferris fits though a 36" gate.

Exact Rototilling
10-29-2011, 12:13 AM
I'm considering one of two purchases. Don't need opinions on the mowers but could use information on access through gates.

MOWER OPTIONS I'M CONSIDERING:

1. 36" Wright Stander RH
2. Better Outdoor Products Quick 36 Dually

What is the smallest gate you've gotten mowers of this size through?

Is there a technique to get a mower that's larger than the gate through the gate? I've been told it's possible.

Thanks,
Paul

Quick 36 is 39.5” wide
Quickie 32 is 34.25” wide

Not saying I will not end up with a Quick 36 dually at some point, ....but the better blade selection for the 32 is something to consider.
Oregon ® G6 gators [best gator I’ve ever run, 99-127 blades for bagging [zero need to double cut] or side discharging wet grass. And when using the mulch plate the 91-313’s.

The 36 deck is a weaker performer. The BOP single notch ultra blades are decent but lack the outstanding lift and vacuum you can get on the 32 deck running the 99-127’s.

If the 99-127 profile is merely copied over to the shorter 36 blade it would be a stronger performer IMO

Hangtastic
10-29-2011, 12:18 PM
The 34 inch Great Dane/Gravely standers are nice options for small gates. I use the Gravely 34 and have never had a issue getting through a 36 inch gate.

david shumaker
10-30-2011, 07:36 PM
I've stopped taking on yards where it's a pain to get equipment to the yard or through a gate. If I have to mess around too long to get my truck near the house or mower to the lawn, it's usually costing too much to mow the lawn.

If it takes $10.00 worth of time to get mower to a $35.00 or $40.00 yard, I've eaten up a good part of the profit margin.

Also, next year, I'm not taking on anymore yards with steep slopes unless they pay really great. Some of these yards take too long for the money to fight a mower on a slope.

I've had my share of yards that I wish I had "turned down".