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Old 11-23-2009, 09:41 AM
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Ditch bank cutting

Took on a client with 250 ft. of ditch bank. My question is what is the best way to maintain it. Looks like I can make one pass with mower down each side the rest will have to be string trimmer or something else. What would you recommend?
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:39 AM
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Depends on how steep the grade. I bought a WB brushcutter this summer and it will cut most of the ditches that I used it on. But you will still need some trimmer work to give it a better finished look. In the past I used an old beater Craftsman 20" pushmower to do jobs like that. Sometimes a trimmer is the fastest way.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:11 AM
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First thanks for the help. I think its to steep to be safe to use a push mower.
Thanks again
Clay
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:21 PM
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tie a rope to the push mower. lol. it works.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:57 PM
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You'd be better off posting a pic of said ditch line.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:35 PM
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if it to steep for a push try a "snip and mow" for a mower quality cut with a trimmer
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:36 PM
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we have a Few and they work great for day to day mowing with the line trimmers.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:58 PM
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Just use a trimmer. Thats what we do. It's not as bad as it sounds. Really easy actually. Don't waste your money on something else. Just use your trimmer.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:26 AM
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we use our boom mowers but if you can run a mower down each side well most of the grass should be cut the rest just weedeat 250 ft isn't much.Also agree a pic would help to see how much you talking about.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:38 AM
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we have many ditches that are 250/300ft. + in llength that the guys just weedeat , you can always bill it out at a higher rate . if this 250' ditch took say over 45 mins to weedeat i might even consider filling it in at the bottom to allow a mower room to mow it out. just another option we have used ourselves.
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