what is the best way to mow a ditch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walterslawn&landscap, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. walterslawn&landscap

    walterslawn&landscap LawnSite Member
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    i am looking for a better way to mow a steep bank or ditch.
     
  2. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
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    How are you mowing it now?
     
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Carefully!! :D
     
  4. MN Wildwood

    MN Wildwood LawnSite Member
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    More info please:

    Steepness (approx)
    height
    how long is it
    is it weeds, grass, etc
    --from above, how are you doing it now

    Depending on these: use a smaller w/b if i can, if not then a 21" self propelled w/b, if not that then with the trimmer.
     
  5. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Maybe you should look into something like this.;)

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  6. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn LawnSite Member
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  7. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why in the heck hasn't flexdeck posted here yet?
     
  8. G. Moose

    G. Moose LawnSite Member
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    We use 21" mowers on the lesser slopes and for the real bad ones we whip out the trimmers. :D
     
  9. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sub it out!!!!
     
  10. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    My 52" hydro fixed deck Scag w/b and sulky will go anywhere. Anything else I use the Stihl FS80 straight shaft while standing on a more level surface and reaching out one handed hovering method. It's my personal opinion that the Scag actually sticks to a real tight hill better than a 21" because of it's weight and contact area (tires) and also it requires less manual control. If you are using a 21" on banks/hills it has to be a rear drive self propelled. Front drive is useless and push type is just as bad.
     

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