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Need a mower for cutting slopes, by next week!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SpruceLandscape, May 17, 2008.

  1. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 502

    Hey everyone
    I'm looking for some good feedback on a mower that I can use specifically for cutting on pretty steep slopes. It also needs to have the capability to bag if necessary. I am leaning towards a turf tracer 48 or 50ish, but was wondering about the newer scags, or even a stander? I need to pic something up by next wednesday for two new accounts that I just landed and my Walker was not exactly the ideal machine for these properties. Thanks
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    any walk behind will do just make sure you get a hydro
  3. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    We use our 48 Lazer and go up and down works well. I think and rider of this sort will do the trick. How step of a slope you talking about?
  4. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 502

    unfortunately up and down won't work, I need to go across the slope. The real PITA one is on top of an aeration system that is raised because of poor drainage in the yard already, on top of that its in the woods, so its always wet on the slope, and sloppy/sludgey mud on the bottom, so I need somthing that will hold the slope well without sliding down. I am leaning towards a turf tracer, but didn't know what scag has to offer anymore these days. My Walker couldn't hold the slope when going across more than the first two passes near the bottom, then it starts sliding down sideways. Its tough to judge, but I would guess the steepest part is about 35-40 degrees. Looked just shy of a 45.
  5. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I don't know maybe some round up then wait a week and burn it
  6. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Messages: 219

    I second this !
    Turf tracer should do just fine....ECS handles and hydro's...gotta love em.
    The ECS handles makes a world of difference on hills like that.
    Good luck

  7. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    im thinking of getting a turf tracer im going to demo one this week and use it in the cemetery that i do just to see cause if it will handle that it will handle my other accounts.
  8. lostmdboy

    lostmdboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I have a cub walk 48" behind. Sure works well for me.

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