What do you guys do on steeeeeep hill, use a trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by syzer, Oct 7, 2000.

  1. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    When you guys get steep hill that a walk behind wont hang onto and a push mower to much a pain in the but...what do you do? I seen a guy here take the guard off the trimmer and have like a foot of string whipping around. Does this make sense? What do you guys do? What do you recomend?


  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Unless less the steep hill is right in front of the house and is very visible i always cut them with a trimmer. I can cut a hill with a trimmer alot faster than it takes to cut it with a push mower. None of my timmers have sheilds and i always have a good 8-10iches of string on each side out.
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I will also use a trimmer. Remember with the guard off and alot of line out you will burn up the clutch.
  4. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    anyone ever use these floating mowers? I have seen them before husquavarna has one also.
  5. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    How does it work??
  6. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 246

    Yeap I have a hoover mower its 16in wide but it works well.
    It uses trimmer string and floots on air. over rock but it now good for straight lines. cost about $400.00
  7. The Lawn Genie

    The Lawn Genie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I've never even seen one of those before. I just ordered the video though... looks interesting to me. Anyone else had any experience with them?
  8. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    Hover mowers are cool, they can't bag though.For steep hills I use 2 cycle toros, 21's. They'll run awesome with the mulch plug in and no dump fees! Sturdy machines that over time you'll only replace suspension parts on! Three speed trans with zerks, get both blades for it.
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    For steep areas I use a trimmer. I don't like using the 21" mower when I don't have to.

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