Well Envy, you got me beat by 8 deg.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric 1, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, i got one of those angle finders to day and took it with me. The steepest hill i was on was 27 deg. And that was about all i can do. The mower may do just a hair more but not much, and me, i was to scared to go any further.

    You are one brave man to go an a hill thats 35 deg.

    Oh, you guys need to get one of these things, those hills will fool you, they are not as steep as they look.

    btw, for all you Dixie hatters it was a Dixie chopper with the 50'' deck.:p so smoke that.!!!!:cool:

    Hope you see this Envy Lawn.

    Later.
     
  2. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
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    What is an angle finder?
     
  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You place the base on a surface and the needle points straight up.

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  4. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 142

    Where did you get it? I have a place I do that I would love to find out the angle on!
     
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Local building supply or wal-mart.
     
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bear in mind that the device will discern only the angle of the ground covered by the base. The longer the base (or the greater the portion of the slope covered by the base), the more accurate the depiction is of the angle.

    I'd keep a long plank handy if I was to use that kind of thing. Might be good to have on hand for estimates as I could find out quickly whether I could handle a job with a particular mower.
     
  7. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did use it with a 4 ft pice of 2x4, sorry, i should have said that.

    I wish he would log on.

    Bump.
     
  8. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bump..........................
     
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have had this debate before but what is always left out are the other 2 factors.

    Yes #1 is the grade or angle.

    But #2 is got to be the height.

    And #3 has got to be what’s waiting for me below if I cannot hold the grade.


    If were talking a single pass on a very steep hill where the base is nice and level I don't see a problem.

    On the other hand if the edge is nothing but a cliff then even 10 degrees is enough to make me think twice.

    25% degrees is no big deal either but if that same 25 degrees is a 60-100 foot hillside again the same thoughts go through my mine is this worth the risk.

    On the other hand 30 degrees on a 10-15 foot hillside poses little concern if there is no hazard waiting for me below.

    I have a grade that’s less then 20 degrees I normaly would not think twice on but with a river waiting for me below I don’t even joke about it.
     
  10. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    About 50ft hill.

    Parking lot at the bottom..........gravel.
     

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