another lawn mower decision

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danlawnser, May 16, 2001.

  1. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    I have to decide on getting another mower. I have a 48 inch walk behind and I need a machine that will go up and down hills with out sliding. Also I need another machine to fit in those little tiny areas. I am deciding between a John Deere Tractor with a 38 inch cut or a 36 inch walkbehind. It sounds from other threads that the hydro's will do better on hills. Is this still true? Please help me decide. I am leaning toward another tractor. Thanks
  2. Scott H

    Scott H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    :angry: I would go with the walk-behind for the hills. I have two 36"exmarks and a 62"toro and the 36's do great on hills.

    Mine are belt drives

    Scott H
  3. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    I use a Scag STHM or 3 wheel with an outfront deck I bought it instead of a mid mount Z. It drives with a foot pedal and steering instead of 2 levers. works great on hills if there is a problem
    raise the deck slightly to change the weight. for small areas Great
    Dane has amower that is adjustable from 36 to 52"

    ED :)

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