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Old 10-03-2010, 01:31 AM
ThunderChicken07 ThunderChicken07 is offline
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Hills and Slopes

I would like see what ztr mower you guys think will hold a hill or slope the best. If you have experience only on one type/brand/etc. i would like information on it as well. I'm currently in school but already have a few customers lined up for next summer and i'll need a mower that can handle some hills. Thanks in advance for your comments!
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:41 AM
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How steep?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:43 AM
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40-45 degree
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:28 AM
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Ferris 3100IS is awesome holding hill because of it four wheel independant suspension.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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would having a stander, front mount, or mid mount make any kind of difference?
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:47 PM
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subscribed, I would like to hear opinions on this also.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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I use my Toro Z450 on slopes but only because its two or three passes up/down the hill. They're not designed to be used on slopes. All the weights on the back wheels of my mower and I can make it do wheelies if I gun it. Make a down hill turn too tight and fast and you'll find out fast that it can be done but done with care.

A walkbehind is you're best bet. Stander would be next best. How big of properties you working with?
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:49 AM
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I prefer my Gravely Pro Stance on slopes. The Hustler is too hard to control it seems like.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:26 PM
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:44 PM
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I second the vote for Ferris; I'm not sure if ours stick to slopes so well because of the suspension or the turf tires, but it definitely out performs our Hustler super-z.

Walk behinds are almost limitless; I used to mow fairly steep bridge abutments with a walk behind Ferris 48" without any issues.
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