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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnalbert, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. lawnalbert

    lawnalbert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Dumb question perhaps...I don't know. I'm only used to pretty flat surfaces. Nothing over, say, 30 degrees, max.....(if that). Now I'm a stranger in a strange new land - and it can be freakin' hilly here!
    I can see that someone, somehow, has managed to cut some outrageous slopes around here and I can't figure out how.
    So what's the best way to handle steep inclines? A walk-behind? A self-propelled 21"'er a lot of grunting? Please don't tell me a weedeater or I'll break down and cry.
  2. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    W/B side to side maybe 45 angle...
  3. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    definately a walk behind
  4. lawnalbert

    lawnalbert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for your suggestions. I kind of figured as much but I wasn't sure if there was just something obvious that I didn't know. I just won't approach homeowners with those really steep slopes (i.e. > 45 degrees). I don't have a WB - just a tractor and I don't feel comfortable with any slope over maybe 35 degrees, even side to side.
    I guess one of these days I'll actually see someone doing it and I'll know how its done.

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