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Old 11-05-2010, 09:53 PM
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I would say a walk behind be your best bet and for those who say the super Z doesnt handle hills very well must be operator error I demoed one that had 31 hp Kawi HT and I took it on hills and slopes most would be affraid to take a walk behind and it performed flawless I couldnt' get it to slide
the HT is why you did not have any problems, the regular super z did not do as well on hills, the wheel moters seemed to loose some of their power on really steep hills the new one fixes that problem though.

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:59 PM
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my scag turf tiger is awsome on hills. i also ues my exmark turf tracer 60 with a single wheel sulky.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:54 AM
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A local dealer was telling me he tested one of these at a show. The 4 wheel steer makes a big difference on hills.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:10 AM
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I'm sorry guys.... I have yet to see any z-turn handle a 45 degree slope. Push mowers and walk behinds I have seen done but it is not easy. We constantly deal with slopes like that around retention ponds and it's a PIA.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:42 AM
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So here are some choices, only one of these are zero turn and it can mow up to 40 degrees the other will do 45degrees but is not a zero turn mower. and these all cost 30,000.00 plus. to own.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:32 PM
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So here are some choices, only one of these are zero turn and it can mow up to 40 degrees the other will do 45degrees but is not a zero turn mower. and these all cost 30,000.00 plus. to own.

I've even seen like backhoes that have a mower type attachment on the end so thats city workers can cut the grass right behind the "crash bar" on the side of the road alot safer!
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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I have a Kut Kwick slopemaster and it is indeed a ztr and it does handle 45 degree slopes. It is one beast of a mower...................Lynn
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:35 PM
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kut kwick is defentaly the way 2 go if u want a slope mower
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well, i have mowed some extremly steep slopes with several different mowers, i have the best luck on steep slopes with a ferris is 3000, 2nd would be the stander with a fixed deck, and ferris walk behinds.

ive never used a steiner, but i have seen them handle steep hills with ease, but who has that kind of money
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:44 AM
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scag turf tiger does great on steep slopes running out the hill not up and down. I can hold a hill better going sideways up and down scares my when its really steep. UP is ok down is not when the tires lose traction and it takes off like a rocket, then its either jump or ride it to the bottom
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