Best of slopes?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by coz, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. coz

    coz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Buying new mower for next season. What is better on moderate slopes? ZTR or larger deck garden tractor?
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    John Deere X595! (Or what ever they are now!)

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dual Hydro W/B is my choice
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Neither, a walk behind is the best choice.
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    Both are bad choices IMO. A hydro walk behind or stander would be much better and safer.
  6. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    W.b Mower Best On Slopes
  7. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    I have to chime in here and say that I had a lawn tractor the first year in business and tried the slopes with it and about flipped it more times than I can count (different slopes not the same on over and over again), then I got a dual Hydro WB and jit will mow anywhere I can stand and then some places that are hard to stand. I then got a ZTR and I still feel unsecure on a slope and use the WB on them if they are very steep at all.... Good luck with your decision.
  8. MAKO19

    MAKO19 LawnSite Member
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    Moderate Slopes? If a ZTR works for the other aspect of your lawns go with the ZTR. I have yet to meet a slope my ZTR couldn't handle. Maybe our idea of moderate is different but on a lawn I do has a very steep hill on it and I go across it with no problems. ZTRs will slide before they roll. Tractors are more unstable.

    Good Luck
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    BERTPCP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I agree with that statement, but the bad part about a ztr is that once you lose traction you lose your ability to steer. The walkbehind would be better because they are easier to control.

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