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how to get up onto island curbs??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by happy, May 19, 2008.

  1. happy

    happy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    What have you guys used with great success to climb the curbs to be able to get up the ztr to mow those little stupid islands. I thought of ramps, but maybe the angle was too steep because the ones i USED the deck scraped pretty bad. I was thinking of something cheap that I could leave on site and if it got stolen, so what.
  2. tazman7

    tazman7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Do it in reverse at an angle
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

  4. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 288

    does going backwards really work that well ?????
  5. Down2EarthLawns

    Down2EarthLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Depends how high the curb is....
  6. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    My ZTR's have rear tiller wheels, so backing up onto them is out of the kweschink. Either way, you have to go up at an angle so that you keep weight on the trailing wheel. Think about driving a Jeep across a ditch. You just can't do it at a 90 degree angle.
  7. happy

    happy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    I have gone up backward at a 45 degree angle for years on curbs, but have encountered one that is a little taller and the soil heith inside the curb is lower than the curb so therefore the deck rubs more than I want. I was thinking of wood blocks cut at an angle.
  8. brentcausey

    brentcausey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    We keep a few old bricks in the trailer toolbox... Helps the tires get up over the curb if it's too steep...
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i always carry a couple of scarp 2x4s
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Usually I just jump them.

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