mower won't fit through gate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenthumbGA, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    What about taking the gate apart just for the cutting.
    Only on chain link of course.
  2. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Get a smaller mower to fit through gated properties?

  3. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I have some small ones but I want to use the 48". Don't have the money right now for either the w/b or 34/36 rider.
    I just spent a half hour reading the debate about these concepts.
    I am just thinking that it would only take a minute with a cordless to take the four screws off the corner and pull the fence back a little.
    I know this sounds extreme but when there it grass on the other side, I've got to mow that stuff...
  4. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    The problem with chain link fences is pulling them back together. You will need a come along.
    If the gate is close to 48, you might be able to work it through. Nose/one caster first, then slide the back.
  5. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    its funny im reading this, just yesterday i saw a guy putting back a fence he took apart because his craftsman rider didnt fit. i that happened to my fence i would be pissed
  6. Lawnmedics

    Lawnmedics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Just picked up 36 inch walkbehind to fit through gates. There are plenty of accounts out there for the taking if you pick up a 36" mower. I have a 48", and two 60" ztr's and never thought it was worth it to have a small walkbehind till I picked this one up cheap. Look around you might get lucky.
  7. Southern Pride Lawn

    Southern Pride Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    what we have done is buy a floating deck 48'' wb, and a spare 36'' floating deck. it takes only 10min to change out the decks and we can easily fit thou the gate then.
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Double post..............................
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    If there ain't that much grass, learn to do it with your trimmer.

    I've got a couple of yards I just use the trimmer, faster than push mowing and I can't get the 48" wb in the gate without jockeying through the gate.

    They're areas of about 1k sq ft. each, takes about 5-10 minutes with an Echo 261t.

    After 5-10 years of trimming, you get pretty smooth at trimming. Even to the point where you could do a whole yard if that's all the equipment you had for whatever reason.

    Now I'm trying to work on my trimmer's striping pattern.
  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i think i'd rather use a push mower than the echo 261t. it gets hotter than fire after 5 minutes and burns your forearm up.

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