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Ventrac Slope Mowers

Ventrac Advantage:
Slope Mowing

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Mountain Aire Golf Course::Ventrac tackles the mountains of Mountain Aire Golf Course located in North Carolina’s  Blue Ridge Mountains Ultimate Slope Mower::Customer Butch Hamby of High Country Mechanical, discovered that Ventrac could give him a competitive advantage by being able to mowe slopes other landscapers couldn't touch. Ultimate Slope Mower::Butch Hamby safely operates on a 30 degree hill. Contour Mower::The contour mower's side floating decks rotate up to 40 degrees up and down to prevent scalping. Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick:: Ventrac Customer Jack Wiley - Contour Mower::The traction advantages of 4 wheel drive are apparent to most people, but I find the secure down-slope braking ability to be one of the most important assets of this type of chassis.  In addition, with dual wheels on the Ventrac 4000 series tractors, operation on side slopes of up to 30 degrees is both practical and safe.
Slope Specifications
4000 series 30 degree dual wheels rating
30° max with dual wheels
57.7% grade
3000 series 20 degree side of hill rating
20° max sideways on hill
36.4% grade
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Slope Mowing with Jack Wiley - Long time Ventrac owner, Jack Wiley, explains why Ventrac all wheel drive compact articulating tractors excel on slopes. Wiley explains why Ventrac is safer and causes less turf damage...
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How Steep is 30 Degrees? - Field Service Advisor, Eric Hovan, demonstrates how steep a 30 degree slope is by first walking up and down and then driving the same course with a Ventrac 4500 Tractor.
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Ventrac Weight Transfer - Watch an explanation of why Weight Transfer helps Ventrac perform well on slopes.
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Pro Slope Mower for NFL Quarterback - Retired NFL Quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, shares the secret to mowing steep slopes around his 40-acre property. Hostetler was the winning QB in Super Bowl XXV with the NY Giants, and...
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Slope Mower - Butch Hamby discovered that Ventrac could give him a competitive advantage by being able to mow slopes other landscapers couldn't touch.
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Ventrac destroys giant weeds and brush overgrowth - Ventrac land owner tackles the overgrown brush, briar bushes, thorns, and 6ft high weeds with a Ventrac, clearing off 30 degree slopes, and a wet creek bed and making them passable...
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Blog Entry :: Top Fan of Ventrac Raves About Performance - Jack Wiley discusses his ability to safely mow hillsides with His Ventrac 4231TD.

Customer Testimonials

Bob Skurka
The best part is that the tractor [and slip scoop] brought [the blocks] right to where I needed them... because the slope I was building the planter on would cause the wheelbarrow to tip or to run away and there was no way to get my [other tractor] onto that slope without rolling it sideways down the hill. [Read More]
Bob Skurka - Lowell, IN
The ultimate slope mower

While slopes and hillsides add aesthetics and dimension to the landscape, those same hills and slopes can be very dangerous to mow without the right type of slope mowing equipment.

Ventrac compact tractors have what it takes to perform with unbelievable traction for mowing hillsides safely. The outstanding agility and maneuverability of Ventrac for mowing slopes and hills comes from the oscillating center frame which keeps all four wheels in constant contact with the ground even on the roughest terrain.

30 degree slope rating Ventrac compact tractors ride low to the ground with a deep center of gravity. Equipped with optional dual wheels the tractor has a wide foot print. These factors combined with the Weight Transfer System provide unbelievable traction and security on slopes of up to 30 degrees (4000 series tractor).

With a Ventrac compact tractor equipped with dual wheels and connected to a Ventrac contour mower, tough cut mower, reel mower or finish mower, you can mow slopes with confidence, security, and ease to give you the ultimate slope mower experience.


The tremendous traction and performance of Ventrac compact tractors will allow you to safely tackle steep slopes. Please refer to the Slope Mowing Safety page for how to make working on the slopes with the Ventrac a safe and enjoyable experience.

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