Extreme hill.....which mower??

2k1yzfr1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Waco Texas
I got a call from a guy today that has a house on the lake. He told me over the phone that it was on a hill but I had no idea it was this steep. I'm going to go over tomorrow and take a picture of it, but I was just wondering how steep of a hill can you mow with a mower?? I heard someone tell me along time ago that the oil on 4 cycle mowers drains to one side of the pan and you can burn up a mower. Will my exmark 36" metro be able to cut a hill with say a 35-45 degree slope??
 
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2k1yzfr1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Waco Texas
there is no way in hell I would attempt it on my ZTR that's why I'm wondering if a walkbehind could even do it. I am going to go over to the house in a few mins I should have a pic on here within a hour or 2.
 
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2k1yzfr1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Waco Texas
It looks like I am going to have to use the 21 incher on it. There is a tree right in the middle of the only entrance accesible by a bigger mower. Will my snapper commercial work on this yard?? The pics don't do justice to how steep the yard really is.

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LawnPerfect

LawnSite Senior Member
In the second picture the hill doesnt look so bad. I would try my Z on it. However in real life that hill would seem much more intimidating than it does in the picture. Do you have a hover mower? On steep hills that is the way to go. Alot easier to push around than a standard 21". And on REALLY steep hills you tie a rope around the handle and swing that baby around like tarzan.
 

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