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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pennypincher, Mar 27, 2006.
Does anyone have a mower that does exceptionally well on hillsides without having to go up and down?
Need more info.! What's the slope? Do you have any pics? Many walkbehinds do well on hills going horizontally if they aren't too heavy.
I use a 48 in walk behind and I always cut side to side if it is steep.
I have a 61" Great Dane and it does great on hills.
I have used gread Dane super surfers and they work great. also, the great dane chariot jr is awesome on hills. I use mine all the time for that. one thing you want, is the weight near the tires, and a low center of gravity.
I cant tell you much about the slope. Part of it you have to go up and down but some of it the biggest problem I have is the wheel on the upside slipping. I have a 48in Scag belt drive. I have heard nothing but good about the hydro drives but I cant justify the cost for myself. I tried a Great Dane stand on but with my height about 6ft 8in and weight about 300, me or the mower were very happy. What makes the hydros so much better.
Ferris dual hydros hold a hill well
walker 13 hp
Hydros are better than belt drive because there is less wear an tear on the operator at the end of the day. Try each for a day and you will understand
Ventrac 4200VXD or a Steiner for pure production on hillsides. If it's a residential account, go with a WB or a Stander.