Hover Mower??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jgrand, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. jgrand

    jgrand LawnSite Member
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    Anyone ever use one of these to mow around a pond? I am looking for more efficient, less back breaking ways to trim around ponds. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
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    it would have to be a big pond for them to be worth it..We used them on a golf course for the stream banks, but were talkin hundreds of yards of trimming..I think the most productive way is to get really good with a trimmer..your already trimming in the area. the time wasted getting another machine might not benifit..just something to think about..

    if your good with a trimmer they are not much faster for run of the mill stuff
     
  3. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
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    I dont want to forget this!! If you havent used one it can be overlooked...


    Steal toe boots are a FUCK1NG MUST with these machines
     
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, i've ran more fly-mower's than i can remember. What do you want to know?
     
  5. IXINRGIXI

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think huquvarna makes 1.... like small push mower like
     
  6. jgrand

    jgrand LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I will be mowing 4 ponds that are a little under an acre a piece. So almost 2 acres of pond plus another three acre pond which I only mow half of. The banks for the 4 ponds are steep so I can't get too close with my z. I am just wondering if this will save my back a little and if they will give it a good cut on the slope. Any information about these machines please let me know. Brand preference, tips and tricks, etc. Thanks
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  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    You gotta realize that those thing's aren't going to be any easier on your back. If you manhandle a fly-mower for a couple of hour's, you will know it. Unless the bank's of those pond's are so steep that you need to tie a rope around the handle of the fly-mower to use it, a weedeater or a push-mower might be easier. They only cut about 2" high, they don't handle tall stuff well at all, they are really meant for sand trap face's. They don't have a steel blade anymore, they use weedeater string. The steel blade's were breaking off and stabbing operator's in the leg's. They will throw debris back at you and your feet are in danger. Allen, fly-mower and husqvarna all make them, i have no preference. A new one run's about $450.
     

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