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ataboyj
08-23-2011, 12:58 PM
How do you get a heavy lawnmower over a large curb?

mark123
08-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Go around, not over.

ataboyj
08-23-2011, 02:10 PM
only way is to go over it!

mark123
08-23-2011, 02:14 PM
only way is to go over it!
Bust out the weed whacker.

CHEESE2009
08-23-2011, 02:24 PM
Please explain what kind of curb you are talking about, and what piece of equipment you are using, the curiosity is killing me.

If it's a tractor you are using, I can see the problem - but not for a mower much smaller.


Can you pass over your clients neighbors lawn?





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If you are just starting out with a tractor and have not thought of a way to get onto the lawn - the curb is best. Trust that your machine will climb the curb with the right amount of speed and control. Getting down from a curb is extremely simple, you must go slow so that the curb is always gripped as you make your way onto the road.

Liberty Landscaping LLC
08-23-2011, 08:41 PM
If its a tractor or most zero turns you can use two 2x6 or 2x8 boards length wise as ramps or stack wood in front of the curb (like a step) to decrease the height it will spread it out and you probably won't get hung up with your deck

monoshock
08-23-2011, 08:45 PM
Landscape timber laid against the curb, ease up and down the curb.

Shark1611
08-23-2011, 09:54 PM
How do you get a heavy lawnmower over a large curb?

I back my 60" ZTR with the left rear hitting the curb. I continue to back up until front left wheel is on curb. Turn right side of tire onto curb and it comes right up without hitting the deck.

Steve
08-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Can you make some kind of curb ramp?

http://www.instructables.com/image/FW5MTYXOKIEVYDYYJ0/The-curb-ramp.jpg

Sprinkler Buddy
08-24-2011, 01:00 PM
I back my 60" ZTR with the left rear hitting the curb. I continue to back up until front left wheel is on curb. Turn right side of tire onto curb and it comes right up without hitting the deck.

I use this same method, works well!

CHEESE2009
08-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Ram the curb, you will be on top.

http://alpha20fire.org/2008%20incidents/lawn%20mower%20fire%20001.jpg

Ducke
08-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Man I hope the driver got out OK :eek:

monoshock
08-24-2011, 08:01 PM
Do you have a bigger picture? :)

Shark1611
08-24-2011, 10:15 PM
Ram the curb, you will be on top.

http://alpha20fire.org/2008%20incidents/lawn%20mower%20fire%20001.jpg

So....this was due to not using ramps to go over the curb? I guess I do not understand this photo.:confused:

Steve
08-25-2011, 10:43 AM
I need to get a bigger monitor!

CHEESE2009
08-25-2011, 07:56 PM
Holy crap that picture is big, LOL.

In all honesty, using a walk behind mower to get over curbs is simple. Tilt the lawn mower towards you so that the front tires are in the air. Let the tires fall onto the lawn/curb - now lift your end slightly and push forward so that your lawn mower is now on the lawn!


For the tractor, you'll get a few curbs that cause you a bit of trouble. Usually it's rare for a tractor to not be able to roll/crawl it's way up one. The key is to always raise your deck, this is to prevent your deck from getting snagged.


Is any of this helping?

ataboyj
08-26-2011, 07:59 AM
I have a 36 inch mower that is just as heavy as my rider "zero turn". I can get it up the curb but its not easy, and also scratches, marks the curb. The curbs seem higher then an avg curb. I also have tried a small pieace of 2 by 8and what happens just drops off the curb. I need some ramp, but I one that doesn't take long to set up because that would take to much time! Anyone have any suggestions?

Sprinkler Buddy
08-26-2011, 08:43 AM
That photo makes me laugh every time I glance at it. Dang that baby is Hot! :cool:

CHEESE2009
08-26-2011, 05:55 PM
Maybe you should try getting in through the driveway.

All you need is to roll your wheels onto the curb from the slant from the driveway, then plop your mower on the lawn from there.

Curb
|_ driveway curb

Roll the wheels left, onto the curb from the end of the driveway. Then slowly drop the right tires onto the lawn.


If I wasn't me, I would have no idea what the heck I was talking about... :(

ataboyj
08-26-2011, 06:00 PM
It is a bank which does not have a driveway,

Steve
08-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Scott, here is a great topic for another quick how to video from you :)