Using a stander on slopes greater than 25 degrees

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Two Seasons, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anybody using a stander on slopes that are 25 degrees +?

    If you are using your stander or have demoed a stander on steep slopes, would you please share your thoughts with us.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ive got a 52'' great dane surfer, and it can tackle some pretty steep hills. 25 degrees? not a problem.
     
  3. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
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    Question how long have you been using your Wright?

    What I knoticed is that when I first got my Wright the hills SEEMED to be very steep. Didn't measure them.

    As I used the mower I became more comfortable with it on hills. You know where the mower can go and where it can't.

    Some can take those mowers everywhere. I'm crazy but not a daredevil.:hammerhead:
     
  4. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There's no worse combination than a z-turn and a slope. I found that out the hard way.
     
  5. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Right now, I'm using the Scag Pro-V 48" for the slopes. And walking behind it too, no feet on wheels or a proslider at this time.

    Was looking at a Gravely today, 52" with a Kawasaki 23. Pretty compact machine. Haven't demoed. Do you ride them with your body pitched into the slope?
     
  6. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    is a stander the same thing as a walk behind?
     
  9. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No problem, and that video is wicked funny. It's like nascar with a mower almost.
     
  10. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    No. A stander is a very compact ZTR that has a platform that you stand on in the back.
     

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