pond bank?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rdh, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
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    what are you all using on the pond banks? there is some here that i know my dane would slide right in the water . is there any tricks to this ?
     
  2. ever try a flymow deal before? the lawn mowers that slide along the sides, not on wheels. i know that husky makes them. i see them being used at golf courses by the sand traps.
     
  3. jjfehr

    jjfehr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    have pond in back of my house, not a real steep bank though! I still pull out the 21" and give her hell, the large machines will get stuck, as it is pretty soft around the pond
     
  4. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    I have a pond also but banks are sloped away from the pond.My great dane chariot slides down it alot.I was just wondering how you guys
    mow with the slopes that go into the water?Is there any tricks to mowing near water.
     
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I just try to get as close as I can and trim the rest. I've have gotton too close before and slide into a canal. I learned my lesson.
     
  6. script

    script LawnSite Member
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    Usually I'll trim a few feet from the edge with the trimmer or the 21" mower. I've gotten close before and had my bigger mower start to slide toward the water. Didn't go in, but scared the heck out of me enough to not take that chance again.
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    I use a 32" Toro wb. It sure is easier to pull out of the mud than a ztr.:blob3:
     
  8. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I will back down the slope to the water and only mow sideways throwing grass away from the water (grass clippings increase alge growth) until I get far enough away to stripe. If its too steep for the DC I'll get out the WB, It will go where I can"t walk.
     

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