Cutting very steep area's (large)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, May 11, 2008.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    My fellow competitors just got a new machine. I don't have anything to compare. They are nice guys and just got a contract to cut the grass at the dam. It is about a mile wide and 250 ft high (vertically). Sorry I don't know the brand name, I'll ask them if I get a chance. The bank on the dam is very steep.

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  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is what they will be cutting

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  3. Ven-Track?? I've seen those but don't remember the name exactly. It's a lot of mower for that size of a deck.

    I never thought an articulated mower was too good on slopes. But that one's built low enough to be stable.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I can remember when I was young they mowed it with tractors that have extended axles? and the tires were really spread out. I can't give specifics because like I said it was years ago. This new machine was the talk of the town for a few days with all of us that cut grass. Just thought I would post it. They are pretty nice guys. I have gotten them work that was over my head and they have returned the favor.
  5. Razorblades

    Razorblades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    That looks like a "Power Trac" brand, similar to a Ventrac or Steiner, but actually larger, their slope mowers have 45 or 60 HP diesel engines. Check out their website. Google search "Power Trac Mowers". Razorblades.
  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which one of the lakes is that ?
  7. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Lake Cumberland, I think. Pretty sure.
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    They are called Power Trac. We have a competitor here that uses one but they have a loader and other attachments. They don't mow with it.
  9. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Wasnt there an article in one of the turf mag. we get from this site recently about these kind of mowers? They featured some new dept. in the states that got a couple of these machines. Looks like a fun machine to drive on a steep bank.
  10. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Hope they are getting a S#!+ load of money for that cut. Gotta pay for the new mower! Hope they didn't under cut to get the mow job and make it up on bush trimming or mulching!


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