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48" through a 36" gate?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    is it possible? I remember awhile back, someone had a technique for getting a larger WB through a smaller gate. Any clue? what would be even better this time around, we have the ability to post little video clips.
  2. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I don't know about a 48 through a 36. You're looking at 10 inches differance. It could be possiable I guess if you put one side in first then turned it so the other side went in. But I don't know. I don't own a 48. I have done this with my 52 on a gate that was too small to go straight threw though. Didn't take the time to measure the gate.
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I don't know about a 36 in gate, but I used to be able to 'swing' my 48 through a 48 inch gate. My 48 is just about an inch wider than 4 feet, and it won't go through a 4 foot gate. But if you back it in, and pivot around the fence post carefully, it will swing through.
  4. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    KY Jelly.........?
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    are you cleaning out your nightstand again?
  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

  7. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    How'd you do in algebra?
  8. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    lol. :laugh: I was thinking the same thing. ;)

    48-36=12 :)
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    thats good stuff mark!
  10. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    I angle in from the front 48" skagg one tire at a time then when both tires are in I just walk one back tire in then the other blades facing away from the gate. 45 degree angle

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