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Old 11-07-2013, 11:44 PM
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Z-Turn on Hills

Like to get everyone's thoughts on best z-turn mower when dealing with hills/slopes. Thank you for your input. Is much appreciated.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:46 PM
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Z-Turn on Hills

Wright stander hands down nothing compares. I have a big sit down z and a stander. I have big steep hills and I do them super fast with the wright. I can do hills you can even walk on
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:39 AM
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From my experience with different makes (Exmark,JD,Hustler), Hustler seems to hold hills the best. They make one specifically for hills if your're on them constantly.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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Z-Turn on Hills

Scag turf tiger is awesome on hills
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:26 PM
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I would have to agree with the fact that standers are amazing on hills.... One thing I do have to say however though is that I run Walker mowers and I can promise you that they do really well on hills. A lot of folks will say they do not but that is just nonsense.... Now, if you are looking for a machine that is going to be doing mostly hills, look at the Hustler ATZ(mentioned above) if you have to have a Z... If you have bottomless pockets, grab a Ventrac...
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:53 PM
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My 72 Hustler XR7 can do some serious grade hills without the threat of going over but what makes a good stander so good is you can jump off and that can save your life like quick.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:55 PM
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Since most every model of ZTR is run successfully on hills I will put my faith in the skills of the operator over the machine.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:32 PM
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Since most every model of ZTR is run successfully on hills I will put my faith in the skills of the operator over the machine.
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If you are in a situation where you loose traction and slide to the bottom and you have a drop off of some sort you can get killed quick no matter who you are.

Standers are great just for this reason.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:38 PM
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If you are in a situation where you loose traction and slide to the bottom and you have a drop off of some sort you can get killed quick no matter who you are.

Standers are great just for this reason.

No arguement there. I run a couple of Wrights and appreciate the fact I can get off with no fuss. Then you have the guys that put total faith in that little parking brake.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:15 PM
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No arguement there. I run a couple of Wrights and appreciate the fact I can get off with no fuss. Then you have the guys that put total faith in that little parking brake.
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My 72 can do some serious inclines almost on the level of my 36 Hydro WB but when you lose traction going sideways you are going down instantly to the bottom. The 72 being so wide never gives a hint of wanting to topple like a 60 will.
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