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I don't cut many hills, but I would be impressed to see any mower handle a 45 degree.

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Amen to that!

I've mowed many hills that I thought were much steeper than they actually were. It always seems much more dramatic when you walk "crooked" all day mowing a hill and then hit the flat stuff. Your ankles don't know what to do....

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We got that and iv had a few a little steeper 40-45 degrees I will do with my lazer anything worse is WB. 60-70 degrees and yes I have some of that is pure weedwacker. Yes morning dew is a major factor to consider also turf quality and thickness if its thin don't try to mow on that angle or your rip and slide off the hill.

I do have a bagging system on my Lazer so it has front weights and thats why I can cut steep hills with out them your nutts you gota keep the front down. Only time iv ever had a problem doing a steep hill with a ZTR in this case a 35 degree hill. Was I'm cutting long wise up and down I am on my way down and run out of gas in one of my 2 tanks. That sucked no power free falling down the hill while I restarted it with the other tank as fast as I could.

Other thing to consider if you have the guts to cut a steep hill is back down it do not go forward down it because you can't stop as easily.
 

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Start at bottom and work up.

I have cut a short bank about four passes at least that steep. Someday if I think of it I will take a pic. It works you to death though. And never wet.
 

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YOUR pictures of mowers at impossible angles...The following is typical of mowing here...and it gets better....I'll post pics of a Hustler mowing exteme angles on Friday...thats when I mow this ghetto property for a realitor friend of mine...till then....

PS. there must be something vertical in the frame for reference.

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lets see yours...talking about it is one thing....lets SEE it. This guy had less than 15 minutes time operating the Hustler walkbehind with the H-bar. He is riding in a sulky...and mowin' fast...

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I mow 90 degree hills! :confused:

Hills look steeper then they really are, especially if there are hazzards at the bottom.

A true 45 degree hill is just plain ********!
 

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I do the same with my super surfer, everyone bashes them, but mine does the hill at my shop w/o a problem every week. It was a good hill to learn on, cause I could do it and not care if I messed it up and no one could see me.
 

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captken,

Those pictures you are showing are only probably 20 degrees at the most. I use to think I was mowing steep banks too until I used one of those pendulum angle finders. I found that 20-25 degrees is getting real steep.

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and will post pictures next time I mow them...this Friday...there is a lot of hypothetical talk about mowing angles...in the real world we don't do anything unsafe...that being said, how about posting pictures of what you think are extreme for your conditions?

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I try to stay clear of steep hills. 10 or 15 degrees is enough and that's pusing it. After a few years of taking chances (and being real lucky), I wized up and realized something: it's not my fault that developers don't know how to develop. A lot of embankments were built with absolutely no regard for maintenance. I choose to leave those problems up to the guys who are willing to invest in one of those Hustler hillside machines, who are equipped to do it justice. Of course, a buck is a buck. But you only get one life (. . .or maybe 2).
 

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Originally posted by Shady Brook
I mow 90 degree hills! :confused:

Hills look steeper then they really are, especially if there are hazzards at the bottom.

A true 45 degree hill is just plain ********!
I'll try to remember to get some pictures.
It isn't that bad if you do it right.
 

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I agree those two hills are nothing. Do a hill where you can't stand on a velke because the angle of the hill is so steap the velke slides down with you on it...... Been there. I turned down a house that had a very steep hill with grass on it. Some one hydro seeded and seeded the hill that faced nothing on the end of the property.
 
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