Mower for tough terrain

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Mower for tough terrain

I have uneven, hilly terrain with loose sandy soil--so mowing is tough. I'm about ready for a new mower.Can someone recommend a walk-behind mower that will get good traction in this environment? Thank you
 
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Are you saying you want a self propelled mower? I've always preferred a lightweight non propelled mower for rough slopes.
 
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Most/all walk behinds when you get to commercial quality level should do well in rough terrain.
 
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Commercial grade mowers with wider tire treads will have better traction on hilly terrain.
 
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Yeah, I'm afraid my terrain is a bit too much for me to do that at this stage of life. But good for you if you can!
 
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Ok, thnx Pilot Dane. Any particular tips on figuring out a good one to get, or just start Googling?
 
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Thnx Wirepuller. Pls see my response to Pilot Dane above...
 
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Start with your budget. Commercial machines tend to be more capable as they are heavier which gives their driving tires better traction. They also tend to have more powerful drive systems better capable of handling hills.

You can look at used machines. Even if not yet for sale talk to commercial mowers to let them know you are interested in buying their machine when the time comes. Many just trade their machines in at the dealer when they get new so they could get more by selling to you and you'd still get it cheaper than buying the same machine used from the dealer.

You can also check around to see the cost of having someone mow for you. In my area there are tons of people that do lawn mowing so their pricing is very competitive. Many are just yahoos with consumer grade equipment but there are usually at least a few using professional equipment.
 
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Husqvarna has an AWD mower that we sell and I have seen pretty good results and satisfied customers. I really don't see these in except for spring or fall service unless they really get abused.


I would pay up and get the Honda engine or at least the Briggs...stay away from that Kohler crap they put on these.
Husqvarna HU800AWDH
 
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Thanks guys! That gives me some good ideas to chew on...
 
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One last question: How about a cordless electric mower that can handle my difficult hilly, sandy terrain? Does one exist yet?
 
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