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Old 08-21-2012, 01:34 PM
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Pictures are misleading but I didn't think that looked 40 degrees. Maybe 20 to 25. I don't think you are going to mow anything 40 degrees with a ZTR safely. Just my opinion.

Slope gauge app said 4.9/12. This is around 40% slope Wheelbase is 52" wide with 22x11.00x10 tires and a VERY low center of gravity. Total length is nearly 9 feet. The deck is 61" wide. Seat height is 30" which is MUCH lower than most commercial mid mounts. Finally with my fat butt on it she weighs #1700. This is the ONLY reason the hopper will run this slope. I have a few other properties about as bad. While nobody advises mowing slopes like this i am one of the only ones in the valley capable of it and am paid well to do it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:40 PM
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40% does not = 40 degree slope!

Forgive me. I had to brush up on my Algebra from 24 years ago. Anyone remember the Artican theory? A 5/12 pitch is around a 23% slope. I was thinking logically that a 6/12 was a 45* angle but remembered degrees and percent are not the same. 6/12 is only 26%
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3 Ariens LM21 Commercial walk behinds.
Echo SRM28 trimmers.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:46 PM
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Really?? That isn't even close to being steep. I would think any commercial mid mount ZTR would do that no problem. My cheetah and vride wouldn't even began so slide on that.
I'm pretty sure my cub cadet could do that lol
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