I've got a driveway/(dry) pond bank that the electric CoOp cleared for me, thanks to the power line going over it. It's the dry side of the pond. In order to keep it in that shape i've been fighting the yearly battle. It's easily a 30-40 degree slope, 50 feet long, and i've been using my 35hp tractor and brush hog, driving backwards up the slope in low, 4wd, seat belted in. I know i'm not doing my manual gearbox any favors, but it hasn't busted on me yet. I should probably stop doing that.