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s_86s_86 Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    At the local ski hill, they mow the not-so-steep hills with a snow groomer with a rotary blade on the back.

    Shitty job.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'd imagine something like this:
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    I'm also curious, why do you want to know?

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Goats.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They may very well use goats. However they probably use weed-whackers of some sort. Is it climbable without using your hands?

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  • NeadenNeaden Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Some golf courses use these hovercraft/weedwhacker/lawn mower things on hills, your mountain might use the same I guess.

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  • brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm no geographer, but wouldn't a 6 story high "object" be classified as a hill? I believe I remember reading somewhere that the hill/mountain in question has to be about 2000 ft high or something to qualify as a mountain.

    Are you sure they mow the grass? Usually people will just let that stuff grow.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The associated website says that this thing can mow slopes of up to 40 degrees.

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    I'm guessing something like it can handle most any slope actually worth mowing.

    Edit: Neat fact, the chair on that thing swivels to remain upright at all times. I bet slope mowing buffs get off on that sort of thing.
    Fuck, now I want one

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm no geographer, but wouldn't a 6 story high "object" be classified as a hill? I believe I remember reading somewhere that the hill/mountain in question has to be about 2000 ft high or something to qualify as a mountain.

    Are you sure they mow the grass? Usually people will just let that stuff grow.

    Not high.

    Above sea level. Big difference, since if you're someplace that is, say, 1950 feet above sea level, a 50 foot tall hill would be a mountain.

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    I'm no geographer, but wouldn't a 6 story high "object" be classified as a hill? I believe I remember reading somewhere that the hill/mountain in question has to be about 2000 ft high or something to qualify as a mountain.

    Are you sure they mow the grass? Usually people will just let that stuff grow.

    Not high.

    Above sea level. Big difference, since if you're someplace that is, say, 1950 feet above sea level, a 50 foot tall hill would be a mountain.


    THat's... that's pretty silly.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    I'm no geographer, but wouldn't a 6 story high "object" be classified as a hill? I believe I remember reading somewhere that the hill/mountain in question has to be about 2000 ft high or something to qualify as a mountain.

    Are you sure they mow the grass? Usually people will just let that stuff grow.

    Not high.

    Above sea level. Big difference, since if you're someplace that is, say, 1950 feet above sea level, a 50 foot tall hill would be a mountain.

    Thats not true. Nobody with a brain would call a 50 foot hill a mountian.

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  • DeadlySherpaDeadlySherpa Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    When I went down to Nova Scotia we went to see a fort, it had extremely steep sloping grass embankments to protect against cannon fire and various troop/cavalry charges. They mowed the embankments with push mowers; a long loop of rope was attached at the back supports where the handle used to be. Gravity would do the work, they would guide it left or right by pulling on one rope or the other. When it reached the bottom they'd bring it over a bit then walk down the other side of the embankment, pulling the mower up.

    Maybe it's something like that for your "mountain".

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm no geographer, but wouldn't a 6 story high "object" be classified as a hill? I believe I remember reading somewhere that the hill/mountain in question has to be about 2000 ft high or something to qualify as a mountain.
    Is the OP 'bouts ta shave a colossus?

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They mowed the embankments with push mowers; a long loop of rope was attached at the back supports where the handle used to be. Gravity would do the work, they would guide it left or right by pulling on one rope or the other. When it reached the bottom they'd bring it over a bit then walk down the other side of the embankment, pulling the mower up.

    Maybe it's something like that for your "mountain".

    Yep, I've seen the same, but with electric mowers.

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  • fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    The associated website says that this thing can mow slopes of up to 40 degrees.

    superslopemaster.jpgsuperslopemaster01.gif

    I'm guessing something like it can handle most any slope actually worth mowing.

    Edit: Neat fact, the chair on that thing swivels to remain upright at all times. I bet slope mowing buffs get off on that sort of thing.
    Fuck, now I want one

    I used to work on a model similar to those. They used only one huge wheel in front and back, that would turn up to 90 degrees. They will stay on a slope to steep to climb. They use mercury switches(Just like in Leathal Weapon:P) to keep the operator level. There is also a toggle to rock the angle of the unit.

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  • CodeWhiteCodeWhite Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ive actually see backhoe tractors with a mower attatched to the boom in the back. The boom is raised and used to cut the grass in the high places.

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  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    When I went down to Nova Scotia we went to see a fort, it had extremely steep sloping grass embankments to protect against cannon fire and various troop/cavalry charges. They mowed the embankments with push mowers; a long loop of rope was attached at the back supports where the handle used to be. Gravity would do the work, they would guide it left or right by pulling on one rope or the other. When it reached the bottom they'd bring it over a bit then walk down the other side of the embankment, pulling the mower up.

    Maybe it's something like that for your "mountain".
    Yeah, I've seen this too. Low-tech, but effective.

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I recall my uncle trying to use an average ride on lawnmower on a very, very steep river embankement

    he now has half the fingers and legs he started with

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