Psdstu, I was trying to see how your top-link is set up to avoid damaging your shredder framework when you bottom-out in that ditch. I don’t see the top-link swivel when the toplink is compressed at the bottom of the ditch. Can you elaborate on that?
I suppose it could be illusion resulting from the video, but that bank does not look very steep.
Planting the ditch with forbs would be a great idea!Interesting video, but it looks like your mower is taking abuse and you're pulling out onto the road which will eventually be a problem when the coming traffic does not stop like the man in the pickup did.
Be a perfect place to plant crown vetch. Then it will look better and won't need mowed.
I'm planting thyme and evergreen veronica on my hard to mow slopes. They're low-growing and neat, and they feeds pollinators.Planting the ditch with forbs would be a great idea!
The only thing I would be concerned about with Crown Vetch is that it is not native to the US, and not sure if its considered invasive at your location.
Here is a link from Indiana concerning Crown Vetch and alternatives that are a native.
OP, I think Troverman has you beat! Wow, now this is a steep incline!From my perspective, that bank did not look that steep. Good job for getting it done, but the mower is taking a beating with the angles. I would have used 4x4 going down the hill.
Here's one slope that I mow twice a year with an MX4800...