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I have done 50 degrees on a Zero Turn, you just need a counter balance, but I am a redneck from heart, so if you are paranoid go to Land and Coates or home depot and buy yourself a nice walk behind
I think the numbers quoted for gradient are incorrect, I found this chart... File:Grades degrees.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
since the formula is 100xrise/run , 45 degrees would have to be a 100% gradient.
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I usually don't mow when its wet, but have in the past & only had rear tire slippage going uphill, so if that happens I just mow side to side (horizontally).
I used to have a JD X111 with turf tires & never had a problem with that mower either and I've been mowing my yard for 11yrs. I will say the X500 is a much heavier duty machine than the X111 & feels very stable no matter if I mow up & down (vertically), or side to side.
Its something to consider & good luck on your quest!
I have slopes which are also around 40 degrees which I mow with an mtd ha4145 with a max gradient of 20% sure if go along the hill you will roll it but if you have a flatter area at the bottom of the slope going up and down works well when it is dry I have towed 150kg loads up it and the mower has coped fine if you are unsure about the traction or mow in the damp then a for wheel drive mower such as a john dere would probably be better but expensive compared to a mtd
Any garden or lawn tractor can be modified to dual rear tires. Just run duals on it and then hold on tight!
I used to mow steep banks for a summer job 40 years ago and we had Simplicity tractors with duals and we went sideways on 45 degree slopes daily. The hardest part of doing that is staying in the seat.
In my current location, I mow 45 degree slopes with my lawn tractor, but I have to go downhill straight on dry grass (as mentioned in previous response). Going uphill is out of the question due to flip backwards potential with seat directly over rear axle. With duals you can go sideways on steep slopes with nearly zero flip risk.
In my own experience, one of the things you do not see coming on steep slopes is loss of steering effectiveness as the uphill front tire is barely touching and the down hill tire is in contact, but not great. Always turn downhill because of the potential to flip backwards.
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the Wright stander series is exactly what this job calls for. I recently got a buddy in the hill country of texas mowing tons of slopes. He said the thing is a pretty "fun" ride as well Wright Commercial Products
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