W/B on steep slopes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    The question I have is how do some of you handle your w/b on steep slopes? Last season I had the unfortunate pleasure of mowing a steep slope and made 3 passes and when the 4th pass came around, well lets just say it was a fun ride down. I did not loose the w/b but down the hill I went holding on for dear life. There were tire tracks from when another w/b was there so I'm wondering "how'd they do that"?
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Start at the bottom and work your way across on a 90 degree angle is how.
     
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Rod I'm not a mooron but I'm not following- you mean corner to corner?
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    straight across
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Thats what I thought but when your half way up the hill am I going to run into the same problem?
     
  6. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    always turn mower going up the hill ,i have also found to lower air pressure in tires for more grip
     
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Got ya! I see what you mean Rod. Thanks Rod and Traman I see your method to our madness! :waving:
     
  8. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    no bagger i see you have exmark ,they also make weights for the front end for more stability ,not sure of cost ?
     
  9. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
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    Don't laugh...

    I have a hill like that at one of my sites. I can barely stand up on it. We use baseball cleats. I picked up a really cheap pair at the local sports store. Now I feel like spiderman.
     
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    turfman same here I used a pair of my softball cleats with steal spikes in them and still was hard to keep my balance. I don't think I'm getting the bid this year but might not be a bad thing. :dizzy:
     

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