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    Gold Member 3238dpw's Avatar
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    Default Ventrac owner's opinion

    You guys may want to give your opinions on this.
    Guess I will keep my 1430
    Scott

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    Default Re: Ventrac owner's opinion

    Ventracs don't tip over very easily. With the duals, you would have to do something extremely stupid to tip the tractor over. I have been on some steep slopes, and have always felt secure and stable in the unit.

    I have taken my life in my hands a few times on slopes with John Deere equipment.
    Deere 5520, Deere 450H Dozer, Power Trac PT1460, Ventrac 4231 Turbo Diesel, Deere Z-Track 757, Ferris 3100Z 6 foot deck. Never too many toys!

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    Gave some feedback, looks like a Ventrac wouldn't fit your needs, due to lack of a pto shaft.. I love the stability of the Ventrac, as long as the duals are on its very secure and confident. You'd have to do something really stupid to flip one, like drive it off a loading dock or something.. It would slide way before it flipped.
    Cat 246 SS,Homemade 35T log splitter,2004 Ventrac 4231G various attachments...2005 Dixie chopper XXWD5000, 2001 Dixie Chopper XW2500-60

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    Default Re: Ventrac owner's opinion

    Last summer I went over a very steep embankment with my ST 430 MAX. That is not unusual, I cut that hill all the time. But this time my mower was not in float and this caused my rear wheels to leave the ground. I did not have my duals on at the time, as they protrude beyond my 60" mower. Anyway, I reacted very quickly and feel I may have averted a nasty accident. Articulated machines have a tendency to go kind of spazzy when their wheels arn't firmy planted especially on a grade.

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    Default Re: Ventrac owner's opinion

    Opinion? When Ya live on the edge Ya gotta think fast. Or react quickly/properly without much thinking.

    prs

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