walker owners?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by baddboygeorge, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    new dealer in town wanted to know if the walker units are good on hills i have some new property this year an need a mower that can handle the hills. please let me know
  2. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    Walker walk-behind or Walker ride on?
  3. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Posts: 459

    My walkers are great on hills, but you need the gripper tires that they sell as an option.
  4. zero_turn_mowers

    zero_turn_mowers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    The turf tires are not worth a nickel on hills, although the all terrian tires (fast trackers) that is a opition are great real aggressive, have to be really careful on nice grass when turning they will rip it good.

  5. coalburner

    coalburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    My 52" side discharge Walker is great on hills with the all terrain tires. My model T GHS is awful on hills! Don't get the GHS if you are going to deal with hills.

  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Like Coalburner said, the GHS is not real good on hills. The reason is that the weight distribution is different with a Walker. I do use my 42GHS on hills but you have to back up real steep stretches. If you are side discharging the 52 or bigger decks are great. I just have turf tires and don't have problems but there is a learning curve. I have heard rumblings of a 52GHS deck comiong in the future for those who want to bag big but I am not in the market for that.
    The Walker has its place and if you have an option to demo one on your hills then by all means do it. We can tell you how it works for us but I am not cutting your lawns. BTW here is one of my hills that the Walker does.

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  7. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    I have found that the tail wheel lock does help in holding sideways travel on hills but 4 years ago it was a $300.00 option. I have no idea what it costs now.
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    No three wheel machine is good for hills. Not saying they will not work, but they will not work as well as a more stable four wheel machine. On my contracts with slopes I use a Z Master and the Walker stays on the truck.
  9. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    My Walker works fine on hills. Takes some getting use to but once you do it's no problem!!!!!
  10. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    My 48" ghs is horrible on hills. Just turf tires though.

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