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Old 04-24-2011, 02:07 PM
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How would you mow a 60 degree slope?

its about 100 yds long and 15 ft high. we are currently using a 21 inch mower for as much as possible and then going with a weed eater for the rest. Is there a wheel attachment(or anything) I can get for the weed eater to make it easier to keep it the same length of cut? My guys would love a better way. They got tired fast on this one.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:10 PM
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your walk behind wont do it?
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:10 PM
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We had one member use a push mower on a rope. Seriously, not sure if he still takes care of that property.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:25 PM
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We had one member use a push mower on a rope. Seriously, not sure if he still takes care of that property.
There was a residence locally that was in the paper doing just that.
I met with the guy once and he laughed about his picture being in the local news paper.
His yard was as steep, but I'd say much larger and farther to fall.

He ended up planting Junipers instead.

I wonder if your weed eater guys are using their shoulder straps? If they aren't, that would help balance out the trim and lessen fatigue.
I hope no-body on your team gets injured on that slope.

I let my clients know that if it's too wet to work on a dangerous area, it will be skipped. If we get hurt, there could be a compensation claim.
We just try to keep it cut low in case we need to skip a week or two.

Even though I put this in the contract, you can never guarantee that there won't be complaints

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:54 PM
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Yup, I still use the mower on a rope as it seems to be the most efficient. Just buy a cheapo murray mower attach it above both rear wheels with a thin dog cable then attach the rope to it. Make sure you eat your wheaties though because you'll be panting if your not in shape. But it beats falling down with the string trimmer and sliding down the hill on your butt. My Murray smokes alot but is still going strong after 5 yrs.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:39 PM
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Could attach the string to the back of your ZRT and just go back and fourth, faster and zero fatigue. If you put some time into the design you might be able to attach two of the mowers side by side so you would have a double wide.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:14 PM
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Yup, I still use the mower on a rope as it seems to be the most efficient. Just buy a cheapo murray mower attach it above both rear wheels with a thin dog cable then attach the rope to it. Make sure you eat your wheaties though because you'll be panting if your not in shape. But it beats falling down with the string trimmer and sliding down the hill on your butt. My Murray smokes alot but is still going strong after 5 yrs.
That's a funny story. Do you wear "cleats" when cutting it?
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:54 PM
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That's a funny story. Do you wear "cleats" when cutting it?
No you stand up on top on the flat surface so no need for cleats. I'm just glad it's only once per month. We mow everything else weekly but the bank is monthly.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:56 PM
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Could attach the string to the back of your ZRT and just go back and fourth, faster and zero fatigue. If you put some time into the design you might be able to attach two of the mowers side by side so you would have a double wide.
Not mine ! But yours would be ok. I'll be the one with the camara though.
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Do you still have the picture MJB or a link to the post? And by the way how are your 3 Kawasaki's as far as fuel is concerned? Does one model do better than the others?
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