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Old 09-10-2013, 07:32 PM
topgunn6 topgunn6 is offline
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curb jumping

does anyone have any recommendations for quick easy curb ramps
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:38 PM
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:15 PM
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If you are using a Walker mower, Walker sells some that fit on the front deck. Or you could look at them and make some of your own for a lot less I'm sure.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:17 PM
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Short aluminum sections. I always cringe when I guys just get a runnning start or pop a wheelie and grind it up.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:15 PM
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I made one for my garage, it's 4 inches above grade (FL code). I took scrap plywood, cut the first one say 18 inches wide, the second layer was 15- glued, nailed on top, the third layer was 12 inches wide, and so on to get the desired height. Cheap and easy.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:07 AM
ddixon7 ddixon7 is offline
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Rider or walkbehind?

On my walk behinds I lift the front end up and slowly crawl over the curb at an angle. One back wheel in front of the other.

On my rider, I suck the deck all the way up, and then reverse slowly at an angle one wheel at a time. I never grind anything.

It takes practice and coordination though, I have a hard time teaching my guys how to do it properly.

I wouldn't have the time to carry ramps or 2x4s around. If it is just way to steep for my rider and I can't find another way around (e.g. sidewalk), I would just use one of my walk behinds to mow the section. I can "jump" the steepest 90 degree curb pretty dang easy and harmlessly.

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