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#1 Buzz Buzzard

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

I'm not super duper comfy running a tractor on a steep incline full of large rocks.

 

I am considering one of these to get the more dangerous bits of the Buzzards Rocky Ridge Tree Farm TM.

 

https://www.tractors...m_vc=IOHOMEPAGE

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Heavy dose of round up, feck it
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

I have a steep portion in my front yard.  The mower is wheel driven.  You might be doing a lot of pushing with that.  Do they make it wheel driven instead of just push?

 

My other concern is more of a "hassle" issue... how frequently while mowing will you be replacing the cords?  Especially with rocks in there.  How much do the cords cost?  Can you buy them in bulk?


Heavy dose of round up, feck it

That's a great way to start soil erosion.  I would not kill the vegetation.  

 

I would consider replacing it with something that doesn't need to be mowed... like prairie grass or ferns.  Ferns will grow quickly and will expand over over the years.


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#4 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

Getchoo a boom mower, Man!



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:00 AM

Get a set of balls and tractor mow that shit!
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:02 AM

I will have pine growing on the bank very soon. But for now is like to keep the crawly things away from the barn, as it is right by said bank.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

I love the lean uphill, like that is going to counterbalance a tractor.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:22 AM

I love the lean uphill, like that is going to counterbalance a tractor.

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Depending on the size of the tractor and operator, it may not be insignificant. It also puts you in position to possibly push off and land on the blades rather than getting crushed by the mower should it roll. So there is that.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

 

That's a great way to start soil erosion.  I would not kill the vegetation. 

riprap instead.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:15 AM

Is the land clear? As a kid my grandmother had a steep hill. My older cousins were responsible to mow.

They tied a rope to the mower and would lower it down the hill and then pull it up. Eventually they used a old bicycle to crank it up. It was work but safer than the hill. An electric winch would work
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:20 AM

Is the land clear? As a kid my grandmother had a steep hill. My older cousins were responsible to mow.

They tied a rope to the mower and would lower it down the hill and then pull it up. Eventually they used a old bicycle to crank it up. It was work but safer than the hill. An electric winch would work

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

It's about a quarter acre, riddled with stones and old horse shoes.
I'm not sure a lawn mower would have a long life doing this.
It's not really really steep, just enough that I'd rather not take the chance of rolling the tractor.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

What about a heavy duty weed wacker?  I know it's essentially the same thing as the pic in the OP, but you'd have a bit more "control" over it.  


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:54 PM

Heavy dose of round up, feck it


The more details that are provided, thir more this sounds like the right approach.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

Way back in the day, I worked for a while as a landscaper to make ends meet and tide things over. We would ride three wheel Yazoo mowers like this one up steeper hills than the one pictured above. Just hang of the side into the hill and ride that bitch like a sail board.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

Plant some kudzu there. :devil:



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

Lol
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

http://www.slope-mower.com/


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