This is a 45 degree angle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfor, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

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

  2. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    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....

  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    You mow top to bottom or bottom to top.
    They got these things called retention ponds that we do.LOL!

    edit: You won't do it on a morning with heavy dew!
  4. PetalsandPines

    PetalsandPines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    21" personal pace toro mower will handle that like a champ;)
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    What angle is that avatar?
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    You want to come mow the 5 acre 208 Swale(Storm water pond) that I do with your 21 push mower.
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,676

    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.
  8. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    I'll do 3-4 acres of it in 1 hour.
  9. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    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.
  10. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    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.

    joey on levee.jpg

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