Like my walker but....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TTM42, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. TTM42

    TTM42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Has anyone else found that the Walker mower isnt worth squat when you are mowing on a slope? Also has anyone had dry leaves or grass come in contact with the muffler right by the discharge chute and have them catch on fire? I was just wondering if I was the only one :)
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Yes on the first question and more than once on the second question.
  3. TTM42

    TTM42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    You would think that they would put the muffler somewhere away from the discharge chute, I cant tell you how many times I have had to blow grass and leaves off of the muffler from smoke billowing from it and actually had it flame up on me.
  4. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Yes on both accounts. But with practice, you can mow a pretty good slope. Put on all terrain tires. They really help. Just keep the engine compartment blower out.
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  5. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    I have the walker MB, and it does very well on hills.

    The normal walkers do suck, as does my navigator. I have not had the problem with fire, but I have had green grass begin to stink perty good.
  6. KenM

    KenM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I just started using a Walker MT with a 62 inch side discharge deck. I mow a slope that is a bit over 22 degrees in a couple of places, and I mow in the non-OSHA approved fashion, i.e. I traverse the slope vs going up and down. My biggest problem is not the mower slipping on the slope, it's the operator slipping off the seat. I gotta get armrests or something. I think this mower has unusually great traction on the slopes. The discharge chute on my deck is on the opposite side from the muffler, so no problems with grass clippings flaming up.
  7. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    All you can do to help is hit a sloped area first while hopper is empty and lean forward! That is my approach.
  8. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Not poking fun but how do you know it is a bit over 22 degrees? That seems like a pretty exact guess.
  9. fivestarlandscapes

    fivestarlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Exmark fixed all those pain in the ass walker problems with the navigator. After 7 years on a walker, and 2 on the navigator. I would never go back to walker unless it was free.
  10. KenM

    KenM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Being a data weenie, I actually measured it because I wondered how close I was to the Kohler spec of 25 degrees max, and various mower manufacturer's specs on max slope.

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