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w/b on slopes

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

  1. Red Hemlocker

    Red Hemlocker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Looking to purchase w/b to mow approx 1 1/2 acres of slopes. Does not have to be a lawn quality cut. Need something to handle the terrain. Some slopes are at least 3-1. Was checking out Exmark Turf Tracer HP. Any suggestions?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Try Ferris too. We've been running their WB's for almost 10 years now and they are extremely reliable...
  3. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    H-bar steering makes using the Hustler walkbehind safe to use in extreme conditions. Take the sulky off first. What do you mean 3-to-1....you might need to weed eat that....
    You can use the Hustler walkbehind as a bushog. Holds steep angles with excellent control using the H-bar steering..

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  4. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Use a wb as a bush hog?
  5. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    i have a Metro HP 48" 15 kawi. It do a property will a 45 degree hill. it sticks to the hill pretty well but every now and then you have to squeeze a lever to stay in track.
  6. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    toro t bar. Works for me.
  7. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    A 45 degree hill?!?! I may be crazy, but I just can't picture mowing a 45 degree slope with a w/b of any type. As for the "3 to 1" meaning "Rise over Run" I have a harder time believeing that.

    My suggestion......a LIGHT 21" on a rope and a guy who won't mind getting a good upper body workout as he raises and lowers it from the top of the hill.

  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    A hover mower on a rope. very light to pull back up the hill
  9. Red Hemlocker

    Red Hemlocker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks everyone. Talked to 2 Exmark dealers in my area. They both said The Ex w/b would do the job, however, one reccomends the 48" hydro for mobility and the other reccomends the 60 " for stability. ???????
  10. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    did they show you pics? I hear a lot of talk....can any one produce pictures in real life scenerios? I'll post picture of my Hustler walkbehind and my Hustler Z on extreme anges Friday....Exmark is fine equipment...However it, in no way, will give you the confidence in the machine's control that the Hustler H-bar does...Exmark does not compare....period.

    I'll post tonight a picture of my Hustler walkbehind iin the Hustler forum setting in a tight spot, where most people would use a 21" mower, on a high end residential account....it's all about saving time......

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