steep bank...light push mower or self-propelled?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lasko's Lawn Service, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    The subject says it all...which is an easier method...I've been using a self-propelled but honestly hate how slow it goes...is a light pushmower easier on a steep bank?
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    They are by far IMO if the area is chopped up at all. I use a 42 year old Jacobsen 19" pusher for my rough area and ditches. It only weighs about 40 lbs and is a pleasure to cut with on stuff like that.
     
  3. crichardson

    crichardson LawnSite Member
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    Push mow or walk behind hydro or weedeater for the steep ditches.
     
  4. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I've got the ditches covered this is just a long bank about 6 yards wide and 50 yards long...I've done it with a self propelled for a while but I'm thinking about a really light pushmower for it now....other comments welcomed!
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    husqvarna hu800awd pushmower maybe? it's made for those types of areas.
     
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ah no, I always use my self-propelled HRR216 for steep banks, I can't get a push to hug the slope sideways like the auto-trans does.
     
  7. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Simple....
    Buy a cheap walmart non self-propelled mower
    Get about 20 foot of rope, attach it to the mower....
    Have fun and pray for the best...
    LOL don't do this...

    Why not just use your trimmer for steep banks?
     

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