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Old Today, 01:34 AM
roody2333 roody2333 is offline
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anyone get mowers through small gates?

like a wheeled dolly or something, put a 36" scag on it on it's side, roll it though, then turn it like a couch when it gets to the L where the handles come up from the deck? figured I'd ask.
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Old Today, 01:46 AM
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"back in the day" we would wrestle a 48" up on its side to carry through on its side/ kitty corner to sort of roll it through a gate to cut the back, then have to do it again to get it out.

It didn't take long to figure out we could remove parts of fences or offer to install larger gates for free.

In My Tru Green days, we had a rather larger roof top lawn we had to mow.

Had to put a 44" toro T bar in an elevator.

what we did was run the mower into the elevator, tip it on on its caster wheels while one guy held it that way and closed doors behind him, she he got to the roof the would "spill out" and then mow the lawn.

Eventually we got permission just to keep a mower up there and we got one of those rubbermaid building things to "hide" it in.

its just way better to buy a mower that fits the project, or not take the property at all.

If you can't get a 36 in I'm very wary of whether or not its worth it to take the job.
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I have quite a few times before I got my ZTR on my old JD "Betsy"
Never did the dolly trick but lifted it turned it jumped over then did the other side and etc.

A little wiser these days to not damage my equipment to mow a $60 account
You know gas could leak over with the oil and what not and mess up your engine messing around too much

Alot of my lawns these days are fully furnished rentals so we dont bother asking the renters on wooden ones we have a whole section we removed the nails and replaced with screws so that we simply bring the moto-screw driver and unscrew 4 screws from the posts and remove the section

On 2 of my lawns have to remove the side parts of my bagger to get through then put them back on.

Planning this winter to do a little demolition and renovation on those ones
- Top Notch Services - "Your Investments. Upgraded & Maintained."
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