Mowing banks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ranger351w, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ranger351w

    ranger351w LawnSite Member
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    I have a couple of customers that have banks "40-45 deg Guess"?
    'that are real steep and am looking for a good self propelled mower for them. I also bag a couple of others with it.

    Any ideas? Other than let someone else do it. Pays good.

    Thanks

    Mike
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  2. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I don't mow banks. Period.

    Too many people and cars. Plus they cheat you every chance they get with miscellaneous charges and raising your credit card rates.
     
  3. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
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    I'ts all in the name...LMAO :hammerhead:
     
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    i think his "bank" referred to a hill, not an actual bank property. 50 degrees is pretty steep even for a push mower, i would try a trimmer on it. i have a property like that and thats what i do.
     
  5. ranger351w

    ranger351w LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Well both banks have green stuff but mine is hard to spend. I can hardly stand on that bank "hill" and I will probably see if I can get by with a trimmer but she did hire me to mow it. I'm just to greedy:nono:. Still need a good mower that can do some banks but Toro is $700 to over a thousand and I have a problem with a price like that!! It's still a damn mower and I looked it all over and saw no precious metal anywhere.
     
  6. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    If your grasshopper will not handle it I would just use a trimmer. That is just me though. I started putting my grasshopper on steeper slopes last year after I bought a spray unit and just left it in the front of my trailer, effectively eliminating the room for my Gravely walk behinds. I did not miss then, even for the nastiest slopes.

    Sometimes if the slope is really nasty you can work from the bottom of the slope and make a little run at it then back up and do it again.... you can get most of it.
     

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