Tips on handling mediums

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lewdo, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Looking to see if anyone currently mowing sub divisions with mediums in the roadways have any tricks for jumping the curb and back down again without just forcing the mower up and down the curb.

    The mediums in the area I'm looking at are only 36-48" wide to small for my ZTR's. Probably use a 36" walkbehind.

    Sometime ago I think I read about someone using a 2x12 laying side ways on the curb. I've done a couple searches with no luck.

    Any good advise much appreciated.
  2. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    Median. :waving:


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Many times to get up on curbs and medians I've used a 4"X4" up against the curb.
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    backwards,one wheel at a time
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    ditto, as long as your deck doesnt catch on the curb your should be fine.
  6. PEVO

    PEVO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Huh?....Mediums?...Fortune Tellers. I tell em' there all quacks & keep my monies in my pocket!
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    For the guys using hydros walk behinds, watch out hitting the pumps on the way off the curb. It will cause some damage.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Good tip, As long as you go at a slow pace and are paying attention, you should be fine.
  9. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Messages: 532

    man i wish the ones we mowed were big enough to use anything else but a 21" walk behind

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