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Back Yard Gates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fel, May 17, 2005.

  1. fel

    fel LawnSite Member
    from Jax Fl
    Messages: 34

    How many of you guys have a problem getting in gated back yards with the mower, so far I have not had this issue come up but with picking up more residentials, I am wondering if I need to invest in a 36 w/b??
    Is this something I need to be looking at or is it a waste of funds????
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,445

    i have to homes with gates and i can get my 36" through the gate i think that 36" mowers are a good investment because u can get into small back yards and u can use them on steep hills that u can't use the ztr on
    hope this helps a little
  3. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    only time will tell.... since u said u don't have any problems rite now, i think u answered ur own question...
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    I used to pack my 36 with us a lot, but I bought and 48 hydro and if I manuver it just rite, I can get thru most gates the 36 was used for. A foot bigger cut really helps speed things up in back yards.
  5. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I have several gates that are exactly and I mean exactly 36" wide . Its sometimes hard to get the 36" exmark through these gate .....it gets wedged in there and I tug and pull till it squeezes through.....pain in he back side
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    Try tilting it?
  7. surfisher211

    surfisher211 LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 141

    i cut alot of yards that my 36 cant get into so i bought a 32 w/b and it fits in the yards with tight gates
  8. JB Landscape

    JB Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Don't take yards like that.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    i cut 7 on weekly cuts the gates are 36 inches,we use a simplicity 34 inch hydro.sometimes we push mow.
  10. Ross Gerard

    Ross Gerard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    If its an old gate why not offer to replace it for the customer with a larger one. Customer pays for materials, you do the labor and use a 52Z and get the job done in much less time.

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