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.

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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.

Type of Vegetation

Regular sloping lawn

You have a large lawn with a nice covering of grass, but the slopes are too steep for a regular ride on mower.

Type of Vegetation

Small but rough weeds

Your area is sloping, but it's covered with a variety of weeds that are too tough for a regular ride on mower.

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Type of Vegetation

Paddock Maintenance

You have a large paddock style area, with dips and rises that needs something more sturdy than a regular mower.

Type of Vegetation

Brush (lantana & blackberry)

You have a large area to clear but it is covered in thick brush and weeds. The terrain it too rough for a regular ride on mower.

Type of Vegetation

Saplings & small trees

Your area is sloping, but it's also covered with saplings and small trees that need something tougher than a hand held brushcutter.

Type of Vegetation

Forestry Work

You have a large area to maintain that has steep slopes and tough terrain, that needs something much sturdier and safer than a regular mower.

Do you have a combination of these types of vegetations?

Give our friendly team a call to discuss your specific application.

P: 1800 088 567     



Sloping Lawn

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+.

We Recommend

A non-collect model from the Walker Mower range or one of our Robotic Lawn Mowers.

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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.

We Recommend

A Razorback 4WD All Terrain Mower.

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Paddock maintenance

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.

We Recommend

A Steiner tractor, legendary on slopes.

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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. 

We Recommend

A Razorback 4WD brushcutter OR a Remote controlled Green Climber, depending on the size of your slope.

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Saplings & small trees

If you have saplings and small trees up to 36mm in diameter in your area to manage you might wonder what machine can tackle these. The Razorback 4WD brush cutter is perfect. 

We Recommend

A Razorback All Terrain mower.

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Forestry work

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.

We Recommend

A remote controlled Green Climber Slope Mower.

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Our Slope Mower Brands

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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.

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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.

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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.


Steiner Tractors


The frame oscillates & articulates to keep you balanced and in control when side-mowing slopes. With a low center of gravity and 4-wheel drive, you get unmatched traction and stability for scaling slopes and berms up to 30 degrees.

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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;



1 Hartog Place, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


PH: 1800 088 567

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Still unsure about which mower is right for your slope?

Send us a message and we'll be in touch to help.