Grassy slopes or rough vegetation?
How do you manage them?
Let us help you determine the best machine for your job
We're the slope mowing specialists.
Do you have a slope or a hill and need to manage grass growth, overgrown vegetation or rough terrain?
Not sure exactly what machine you need for your property to get the job done?
SME Mowers love to help our customers find the right machine for their particular mowing challenge.
We have Specialist Product demonstrators all across Australia who can come to your property to assess and find the best machine for the job - even offer a demo to see the machines in action.
We encourage onsite demonstrations before you make your decision, so you can see the machine in action and best determine which mower or brand suits your needs.
What machine is best for your slope application?
There are two things to consider when looking for a slope mower:
1) The degree of the slopes
2) The type of vegetation you need to manage
A 15-20 degree slope will require a different machine to a 25-30 degree slope, and 30+ degrees is not impossible! Mowing a grassy slope is very different to cutting vegetation with brush and small saplings. How about a 60-degree slope, covered in blackberry, lantana, privet, tea tree and box thorn? How do you reduce fire risk where it's too steep to walk?
We will bring a range of machines to your property and demonstrate their capabilities; you can then choose which best suits your needs and budget. Your safety is our priority.
This type of application is the most straight forward for slope mowing. There's generally no out of control weeds, the ground is fairly even, but the slopes are just too steep for a regular lawn mower to handle. Anything up to 15 degrees is best handled by one of our Walker Mowers, specifically the non-collection models. Superior traction, handling and safety, thanks to a low centre of gravity, often earns them the catch phrase of the 'safest mower on slopes'.
If you have steeper lawns that are difficult to access with a ride on mower, you may want to consider a robotic lawnmower to do it safely for you. Our robots can safely maintain turf on slopes of 35 degrees+.
Small, rough weeds
Sloping areas that are more than just grass require a machine that is built tough, but also one that is made for slopes.
Certified to 30 degree side slopes, the Razorback 4WD brush cutter is excellent in this application because it's low centre of gravity provides the stability you need, and its shaft drive means it can cut through weeds and brush up to 36mm in diameter with ease. If your property has areas of lawn, the Razorback can mow this too.
These areas are large areas of brush, and tall grass that need something to do the job quickly. A Steiner tractor will suit this application. Its powerful engines and hydraulics, wide stance, articulating and oscillating frame, and new hydraulic weight transfer and traction boost system mean you can cover large areas in a short space of time and on slopes up to 30 degrees.
Brush (lantana & blackberry)
And of course there's the areas that are full of these native weeds such as box thorn, blackberry and lantana, and if you leave them too long the job quickly looks impossible. Not to worry, we have a couple of machines to help you out.
This is the most gruelling of vegetation. Often characterised by steep banks on the sides of roadways or dams which require optimum safety practices for the operator. The remote controlled Green Climber can be operated on slopes up to 60 degrees from 100 metres away, and reduces the amount of manpower needed to complete the task.
Our Slope Mower Brands
Thanks to the extendable undercarriage tracks and light weight, its awesome grip on the terrain allows it to tackle steep gradients (up to 60 degrees) with ease, uphill, downhill and diagonally with ease – resulting in a safe job executed with speed and precision.
MOW WITH CONFIDENCE
Superior traction and handling on slopes and hills due to a low centre of gravity. The operator generally sits 20-30 cm lower on a Walker Mower than on a typical mid-mount lawn tractor, and their weight is centrally positioned over the drive wheels offering peak traction at all times.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Designed to offer maximum stability on slopes, and tackle rough terrain with ease. The unique diff lock allows it to climb and move across harsh terrain, and with an extremely low operator position, you can safely cut around obstacles and under low trees.
Our range of robotic lawnmowers mean you can achieve your perfect lawn, without needing to lift a finger. Spend time on the things that matter.
Roboworld mowers are the only robot mowers that have the capability to work on 45 degree slopes.
Demonstrations are very important to help you purchase the right machine. They not only give you the opportunity to test drive a range of machines on your property, but they allow experienced people to assess which machine will be most productive and safe for your unique application. Demonstrations are obligation free. We recommend you do not purchase any machine without test driving it on your property first.
What you can expect at a demo
We're the mowing experts
SME have been supplying the commercial mowing industry with products since 1984.
In the 30 years that SME has been operating, it has built-up a reputation as an honest, rock-solid business by focusing on the needs of its customers, whether resellers or end users.
We love finding the right machine for your particular mowing job.
Our range has grown and incorporates high quality mowing and lawn care brands, such as;