/ Mowing on slopes maximum angle before tip #51
“If you know how to use it…”Here's an old, but relevant video that is very interesting. Everyone should see this.
20° in a cabbed tractor will definitely cause that stomach drop, especially if you do find that soft spot, hole or rock sticking out.My big one states 30 degrees for roll over. At about 10' tall I'm not very comfortable with that, at 20 degrees I'm still not liking it. I do have a gage in the thing though to know where it is. Like the video when I'm on bank, I need to worry about rock chuck holes. fortunately I have big tires so I don't sink too bad but I've had it on a single wheel tool many times! I don't care for that! Anything over 20 degrees I go to my small tractor with the backhoe on, I use the backhoe as an outrigger. Issue there is it adds a lot of weight and it'll get stuck in the slop. Hay Dude has more experience cutting banks so I'm guessing his knowledge of his equipment is better than mine, most of mine is flat enough, it's just when I want to add a trail or clean along the river it gets sketchy for me. Basically follow your gut and gauge, know you fields (I'll walk a bad area before I drive it looking for a hole or soft spot) Give me a flat area to work! LOL
About any size excavator will sink/ get stuck in the area I'm trailing. At least until I'm done. I've had good luck with my tc-30 near water. With backhoe on I can pull myself out 95% of the time but I give up ground clearance with it on. The 5110g is not the one to use for this except for clearing the trail head and getting buckets of fill fast, it's mainly a field tractor. I'm getting used to the 20 degree with it, just not more yet or ever if I can avoid it!20° in a cabbed tractor will definitely cause that stomach drop, especially if you do find that soft spot, hole or rock sticking out.
You need a mini-excavator for any of the work near water. Not that it’s required, just reduces the pucker factor.