Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pennypincher, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. pennypincher

    pennypincher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Does anyone have a mower that does exceptionally well on hillsides without having to go up and down?
  2. webami

    webami LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Need more info.! What's the slope? Do you have any pics? Many walkbehinds do well on hills going horizontally if they aren't too heavy.:)
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    how steep?

    I use a 48 in walk behind and I always cut side to side if it is steep.

    GEO :confused:
  4. Jacob's Yardworks LLC

    Jacob's Yardworks LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    I have a 61" Great Dane and it does great on hills.
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 533

    I have used gread Dane super surfers and they work great. also, the great dane chariot jr is awesome on hills. I use mine all the time for that. one thing you want, is the weight near the tires, and a low center of gravity.
  6. pennypincher

    pennypincher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    I cant tell you much about the slope. Part of it you have to go up and down but some of it the biggest problem I have is the wheel on the upside slipping. I have a 48in Scag belt drive. I have heard nothing but good about the hydro drives but I cant justify the cost for myself. I tried a Great Dane stand on but with my height about 6ft 8in and weight about 300, me or the mower were very happy. What makes the hydros so much better.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Ferris dual hydros hold a hill well
  8. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    walker 13 hp
  9. elshauno

    elshauno LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Hydros are better than belt drive because there is less wear an tear on the operator at the end of the day. Try each for a day and you will understand
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Ventrac 4200VXD or a Steiner for pure production on hillsides. If it's a residential account, go with a WB or a Stander.

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