Better on hills--Stander or WB.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnnyRocker, Jan 3, 2010.

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Which one of these would you rather use on a fairly steep hill?

  1. A stander of your choice.

    16 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. A walk-behind of your choice.

    26 vote(s)
    61.9%
  1. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just roll with it man!
     
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Standers are too heavy. If safety is your primary concern, the W/B is the no-brainer choice.
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have never considered standers to bo too heavy, but io can disagree further...to me,i feel a stander to be more safe as you cant slip and fall on a stander as you arenot walking on grassy uneven terrain on a hill that you could trip etc on.
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would say that a wb is much better than stander on a hill, safety wise. But I think some standers are just as good as wb's on a hill, such as the wright ZK.
     
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Who said anything about walking? :waving: Haven't bothered with that approach in years!
     
  7. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's what I was thinking. There are velkies.
     
  8. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    And that is my choice as well. Who would want to walk?
     
  9. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Indeed. The polls are still open on this topic. :usflag:
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah, i know about velkes, but you cant ride those on a serious incline, i know and i have tried before when we used that set up as our main one. that is where my opinion comes from if that helps you to understand. i have mowed all ways on hills, with walkbehinds, tried also with a velke(failed), standers and many types of ztr's.

    with this experience over many years now i can very much say the safest, most ground hugging mower i have ever used is the standers we have. so we will agree to disagree, but my experience has proven this, not a suggestion or educated guess.
     

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