Opinion on mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MysticLandscape, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hello my name is Tim, i am new to these fourms and im looking to get some information. I am looking at buying a 42 inch wright stander mower. I have a few questions, how would this mower handle a hill with a 35 degree slope (estimate of degree). How do these mowering do on leaves, do they blow out the leaves from the front of the mower like some 48 inch models do. I would like to hear some opinions of these mowers from expienced operators. Thanks, Tim
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    no mower will work on a 35 degree slope...you'll be lucky just to walk.
     
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Maybe is not 35 degrees im not sure of the exact measure of the slope. Lets put it this way, i can do it with a 36 inch , belt driven unit...
     
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
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    Thats pretty steep. I mow some slopes like that with a 36 walkbehind....I dont use a sulky with it..it still slides and I have to go pretty slow.. Not sure even a Wright could handle that.
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can starve the engine of oil pretty quick at 35 degrees..I would imagine most mowers sliding right down that hill.
     
  6. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It doesnt effect my 36 inch that i use ont he hill right now as far as oil and the engine go, but it does slide a bit towards the top. I dont think its 35 degrees its hard to measure it when it across town but its a manageable hill with a WB.
     
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    If your WB is sliding on it then you can be sure a stander will....only worse.
     
  8. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya i have been reading other fourms and thinking, the two mower i got now should do fine on the 45 accounts i have. Ill just have to see how things go during the season.
     

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