Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    21
    Location
    UK, south coast, on a cliff

    Default Slope

    Better picture of my slope. Any comments on the suitability or otherwise of using the BX2200 to mow this would be much appreciated.

    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    250
    Location
    Vermont
    Tractor
    wtb - 40-50hp; sold - Kubota L2850 DT-7 4x4 Shuttle Shift

    Default Re: Slope

    The safest way to mow a slope is drive down, back up...

    From your profile : <font color=blue>UK, south coast, on a cliff </font color=blue>

    Better make sure you have good brakes!!!! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Billboe

  3. #3
    Veteran Member
    Advertiser

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,589
    Location
    Western New York
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Slope

    Should be fine going up and down the slope. Attached is a photo of me on by B2710 cutting the one of the hills at my shop. I wouldn't try doing it side to side, but its not bad up and down.

    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    346
    Location
    Wauconda, Illinois
    Tractor
    New Holland TC25D

    Default Re: Slope

    That's a neat tree in the background (the tall one to the left) what is it?

    Jim


  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    21
    Location
    UK, south coast, on a cliff

    Default Re: Slope

    I think its an Austrian/Scots pine (Pinus nigra) - they go flat topped when mature (50 yrs this one - planted by a guy called Eric Williams who wrote 'The Wooden Horse' - you've probably seen the WW2 escape film)


  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    21
    Location
    UK, south coast, on a cliff

    Default Re: Slope

    Looks like a similar slope. Do you reverse up or turn round at the bottom?


  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    346
    Location
    Wauconda, Illinois
    Tractor
    New Holland TC25D

    Default Re: Slope

    Thank you. It is beautiful. I appreciate the history too.

    Jim


  8. #8
    Veteran Member
    Advertiser

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,589
    Location
    Western New York
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Slope

    Steve,
    I turn around at the bottom, drive straight up and then turn around at the flat on top and drive down.


  9. #9
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    609
    Location
    Illinois
    Tractor
    Ventrac 4500

    Default Re: Slope

    I suggest you measure your slope with a standard carpenter's protractor available from any hardware store or use a Tiltmeter. Most compact tractors can operate on side slopes of somewhere between 15-20 degrees. It depends on the tread width, surface roughness, turf wetness, travel speed, other equipment on the tractor such as a loader, etc. You can find many other tractor owner comments on this board about their experiences in operating on slopes. Many express a high rise in their "pucker factor" on slopes of 15 degrees or more.


  10. #10
    Epic Contributor RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    20,360
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4520 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV, Z920A Zero Turn Mower and assorted implements

    Default Re: Slope

    I've a slope that goes from ~15 to 20-25. However, it's a short run. Now, to get the best cutting, I've got to back down to a tree line and drive up in 1st or 2nd (low range). All of this is done in low range (tractor is a JD 670 with a 60" rear mower). There is a FEL on the tractor...keeps the front end down. That, and slow speeds seem to keep it pretty safe. However, mowing this area takes longer then it did with my old 48" Wheelhorse (12HP)
    I've noticed quite a few farms around here (south central PA) where farmers go across slopes (tilling, mowing, etc.) I wouldn't even think about. Reckon most of these tractors can take more tilt then we can.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.