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Old 12-09-2012, 09:18 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is offline
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Beter use a walk behind, ztrs dont float.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Monroe74 View Post
I wasnt talking about diagonally. What i ment was start at the lake working across go towards the house/ up the slope. I agree with adding some weight would help. Also what make and model tire are you using?
umm not sure at the moment. the tires are whatever comes stock with a gravely zt hd 52" w/ 24hp kawasaki. think they are turfmaster?
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:42 PM
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We have two of these mowers (52hd)...decent mowers for the money for sure....Tires arent very wide and mowers while good in size and stance are considerably lighter than say your average commercial machine. The tires are 20x10 i believe but dont hold me to that...not great machines for hills at all...we use them on hills at times but we slow way down and go up then back down kind of thing. A walk behind is our friend for the real steep stuff. we have a full size gravely that holds hills a little better going across but still not all that look at a walk behind.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
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Hmmmm, What if the slope is too steep for a Z? It doesn't matter what brand of Z you have or what size tire is on it. If it is too steep for the mower there isn't much you can do.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:42 PM
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Could always try out a good set of ag tires

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:30 PM
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I would try to cut rear tire pressure in half for that hill. May be a pain re-inflating after that stop, but a bigger and softer contact patch may do the trick.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:11 PM
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Get some goats, or a 4wd mower or add front brakes from
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:02 PM
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Are Tedbrakes commercially available now? The last I knew they were still trying get some sort of deal going with one or more mower manufacturers to be able to get the cost down because it was cost prohibitive to retrofit an existing mower with them. I think it would be great if they were offered as a factory option and that sales would be brisk.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 PM
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I have a Dixon Mower and have had some of the same issues. The higher tire is always the one that starts to spin. I think all ZTRs will do that to a certain extentnif you are on a slope.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM
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I have a lot of residentials who have slopes ------ in the Logan Martin Lake area of St. Clair/Talladega counties of AL

On new accounts with slopes---it takes me a while to "get the hang of it" constantly trying to figure out which angle is best
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