wb help please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nick R, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Nick R

    Nick R LawnSite Member
    from wv
    Posts: 11

    Hi, I have already done several searches but still can not find a answer. I need to know what size deck would be better on hills a 36in or 48 in. Some say 36 because it is lighter and some say 48 because of the wider stance. Please help
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Actually, it will depend on the size of the hill and how steep it is. I have props that even a 21" can't do.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    A 48" Hydro!!! At least you will get done fasterLOLOL
    John
     
  4. Nick R

    Nick R LawnSite Member
    from wv
    Posts: 11

    I like to thank the two of you who took the time to answer my post. I am a home owner only and it seems like it is hard to get any advise from the professionals. I enjoy using quality tools and am no way trying to learn any secretes. I would never hire some one to do anything for me that I can do myself, so you wouldn't be losing any money any way. Also, I have posted on the homeowners forum, but most of you guys are to good to help. I just find it hard to believe that it is this hard to get advise from someone. Thanks anyway
     
  5. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    I only have a z-500 and I cant mow a hill on the side of my driveway... I tried going down one time and almost took out my neighbors brand new fence.. luck was the only reason I didnt( i do have good z skills though, hahaha)...

    My buddy next door has a 48 wb gear and he mow's it for me with no problems. It could be a 35-45 degree grade. He mows it with no problems... I just put some planters in with some pear trees so he now has to go aorund them and he still has no problems....
     
  6. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590


    Nick,

    Maybe us professionals have been working today and have yet to respond. As far as your question goes I have a few lawns that have some steep little hills and my WB has a hard time handling the slopes, so im not sure what to say.
     
  8. Dave655

    Dave655 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I have a 48" snapper 15hp kawasaki belt drive, and it does wonderful on steep hills.
     
  9. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Nick,

    I would answer but you said 'thanks anyway'. So, you're welcome.
     
  10. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    nick i think either way you will be fine.. get the 48 if you have a lot of grass to cut... Thats just my anus* I mean opinion

    *Quote from DJL
     

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