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Fareway Lawncare
02-06-2005, 12:25 PM
A Very Steep Hill.

ALarsh
02-06-2005, 12:29 PM
Yes, that would be a hill. The deck is raised in that postion, correct?

stumper1620
02-06-2005, 12:32 PM
I'd be designing myself some outriggers for that there machine. I get a little woosy on really steep slopes with a really long trip to the bottom. :eek: :eek:

yrdandgardenhandyman
02-06-2005, 12:43 PM
What brand of machine is that? Looks like it has 4 wd.

tiedeman
02-06-2005, 12:49 PM
I would be going sideways with that, not up and down. But what a HILL!!!!

geogunn
02-06-2005, 01:09 PM
that not only is a steep hill, it is a tall hill! :eek:

it looks like an earthen dam and I believe the mower is a KWICK-KUT...right?

second look, I dunno.......

GEO :)

Shawns Lawns
02-06-2005, 01:15 PM
i would not even attempt to cut that!

chevyryan01
02-06-2005, 01:22 PM
I love cutting these hills, we do quite a bit of rough mowing and a lot of dam sites in the area here. It's always fun to get out there if you have the right stuff and make it look nice! here's a pic of one of ours doing a sediment basin slope, not too steep but enough...

-Ryan-

http://us.f1f.yahoofs.com/bc/14b5d430/bc/Seeding+Pics/20%27+Shredder+Hillsides.jpg?bf6SmBCB6__QpBw2

chevyryan01
02-06-2005, 01:34 PM
http://us.f1f.yahoofs.com/bc/14b5d430/bc/Seeding+Pics/Steep+sediment+basin+seeding.jpg?bfRXmBCBTMZqldSR

LawnsByJon
02-06-2005, 01:56 PM
You know, one of the first things I ever learned about mowing was not to go straight up a hill.

MImowerkid
02-06-2005, 02:08 PM
I took a tour of montreal city quebec and our tour guide told us how the matnience people mowed this on hill in front of a church , they have to lower the mower down on a winch , and tow it back up all the way across this massive hill! it is really steep! anyone ever done this?

atproperty
02-06-2005, 02:16 PM
I have had quite a few situations where I pressed my luck and had my heart in my throat. One time in particular is when my hydraulic belt snapped as I was going up a steep hill. I was at the bottom dumbfounded before I even had the chance to think about saving myself. I have one account where I charge $80 for a lawn that takes 1 guy an hour or less because it is dangerous and I know I can get that money because no one else wants it. Anyhow if my belt snapped there I could be dead or lost my scag. I try not to get myself in situations now. I get my ass off my ZTR and use the walk behind. Don't wanna go out like that!

Jeff@SGLC.ca
02-06-2005, 02:37 PM
A Very Steep Hill.


I'm pretty sure that's not our neck of the woods is it?

ALarsh
02-06-2005, 02:44 PM
I would be going sideways with that, not up and down.

Please explain.

LawnsByJon
02-06-2005, 03:17 PM
Please explain.

It's generally considered easier and safer to go across the slope of the hill instead of straight up and down it. If you're going straight you could easily have a walk-behind mower roll back on to you, or a riding mower just lose control.

atproperty
02-06-2005, 03:50 PM
read above post by me

rodfather
02-06-2005, 03:51 PM
Good thing it has a ROPS...looks like he's gonna need it at the rate he's going.

stumper1620
02-06-2005, 04:13 PM
Good thing it has a ROPS...looks like he's gonna need it at the rate he's going.
Rodfather
ya think it would matter by the time he got to the bottom?
I think I would pass on the seat belt for this one. :D

rodfather
02-06-2005, 04:22 PM
Rodfather
ya think it would matter by the time he got to the bottom?
I think I would pass on the seat belt for this one. :D

Exactly...as they say in ebonics, "webe f***ed!" LOL

stumper1620
02-06-2005, 04:32 PM
Exactly...as they say in ebonics, "webe f***ed!" LOL
oh man, LOL, LOL, thats just too good, I'm still laughing!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

tiedeman
02-06-2005, 09:17 PM
Please explain.

its a lot safer

Kelly's Landscaping
02-06-2005, 11:17 PM
Thats not a hill thats a death wish. What is that 400 feet high?

matthew horner
02-07-2005, 12:37 AM
I would love to cut something like that. Also, I believe that mower is made to cut up and down, not traversely. If I'm wrong, please let me know. I agree about the seatbelts, I'd have a way out if it broke free. But like I said, I'd love something like that to break the trend and keep my edge.l
Matt

Albemarle Lawn
02-07-2005, 12:53 AM
without ever getting on a plane. Yikes.

gogetter
02-07-2005, 01:17 AM
. Also, I believe that mower is made to cut up and down, not traversely. If I'm wrong, please let me know.

I believe you're wrong. That's why that mower has double wheels, for a wider stance, so it won't tip over sideways. The way he's going now, it looks like it could roll back (or should I say, IS rolling back!).

Tinkerer
02-07-2005, 02:00 AM
Sometimes it just makes more sense to let the grass grow on very steep slopes. Some customers commercial and residential are just vain to want or need a dangerous slope mowed. I placed a bid on property of a cheese manufacturing plant. 15 acres reasonably flat in grade accept a strip 200-300 feet long and 40 feet wide or is that 40 feet tall. I'm sure it was a 40 degree angle. I highly suggested to the plant manager just to let it grow. He said no it has to be mowed. Previously the plant used their own Gravely rear engined tractor and had a long time employee that mowed it. The Gravely was worn out and the one employee that would mow the whole lawn quit. He said by the time he finished mowing the lawn he would have to start over again. One guy I know had worked at this place and he said it was good entertainment watching the guy attemt to mow that slope. At least 3/4 of the lawn could have been mowed using 1-2 offset pull type mowers and reducing the mowing time greatly. Darn I wished I had gotten the bid to mow that lawn, minus the slope of course.

Fareway Lawncare
02-07-2005, 05:19 PM
That's Not My Account.... I don't Know the Details....& Can't Find the Source.

Believe it's 45 degrees at the top section...10 Acres and cut w/a 72"
Kut-Kwick w/lower, less steep sections, cut w/ a Larger Unit.