What is the best non-scalping Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wglawncare, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. wglawncare

    wglawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I have a condominium complex that I will be mowing this year. It has a hill/ berm facing the street that comes to a pretty good degree at the top all along the berm. What is the best mower/ attatchment/ mowing method to prevent scalping in this situation?

    Currently own a 36 Toro Proline Walkbehind
    54 John Deere WB
    42 JD Rider
    40 Airens Z-Turn
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Lastec articulator would be my best idea for a mower. It has an articulating deck on it to limit scalping. www.lastec.com
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    either that or one of the golfcourse rough mowers toro has.

    In any case you are talking 18-40K
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    oops, wrong button
  5. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    A fixed deck walkbehind mower. Floating decks will "sag" on a hill and cut lower on one side.

    How low are you cutting? Try not to go lower than 2.5" and you should be okay.
  6. stevens lawn

    stevens lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    a exmark mower
  7. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Might try tweeking those gauge wheels (your mowers) in your situation.
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Its not the mower that will scalp it. Its the operator.
  9. newhort

    newhort LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I recently got a Walker walk behind with the thrid wheel. I have not had it scalp. I've run it through ditches and on hills. But I also mow at 3.5".
  10. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    What dealer are you using that has walker around here?

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