Would you attack this hill?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,930

    Whats the steepest hills you guys attack?

    shot from street.jpg
  2. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,930

    Most hills dont look as bad untill you stand on them.....then they are intimidating.

    standing at the top looking down.jpg
  3. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    someone has to mow those steep hills. a guy I used to work for had a 4X4 72" out front Kubota that would go anywhere if you had the B***S to go on it. I have seen on hustlers web site they have a mower for hills that looks like it would mow some steep ones
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I don't think I would have any problem with our Ferris DD Hydros. May not be able to use the velke though.
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I can't stand mowing hills. I don't take on any more new properties with steep hills. That one you got looks steep even on the pic.
  6. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I would do it but the price tag wouldn't be pretty. I do one now that's at least that steep but not nearly that big, so far so good.
  7. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We have a hill similar to that, and the belt drives work fine, you just have to (obviously) go across the hill. The ***** is when you finish and you have to go back up the hill! We also don't use riders on hills like that for safety reasons.

    Depending on the layout, sometimes it is a little easier (especially at the end) if you start at the bottom and work your way up, so that you finish at the top.

    There is a good chance there are going to be skid marks somewhere on the hill, either from braking going down, or spinning going up, so try to hide them at the far ends of the section of hill, hopefully where they will be out of sight.

    At the hill that we mow, I have talked to the customer about the difficulties involved, and he understands that there might be some damage (hopefully out of sight), especially on wet days.
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I had one about that size it was a PITA. I had to use the 21"er on it. payup payup
  9. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    I think I know that exact hill when I was at Carabbas with Ray from Union Turf. He said check that hill out that these guys mow.

    Would I be correct, If I said Carrabas is across the street?
  10. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    Hills like that? No way - I won't touch it. I'm not that crazy.

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