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Posted August 21, 2016 - 04:48 PM

I haven't cut the grass in a month, been very dry around here, had some rain in the past week, lawn looks like crap, everything grows except the grass.


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 04:48 PM

I'm gassing up mine right now to mow. 

You can do that & look on here at the same time....had to say that. :poke: 


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 05:14 PM

You can do that & look on here at the same time....had to say that. :poke:

Well I was about to go gas up. lol 


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 05:48 PM

Sometimes it can't be helped.  I asked a commercial guy about what they do in the rain.  He said they pick up the clumps off the lawn then have to clean out the decks.

 

I had to mow part of mine wet last week.  My Simplicity ZTR has a mulch kit and I was surprised it left no clumps.  Maybe it paid off that I over-sharpened the blades a couple weeks (1 mowing) before.  I let it run for a long time with the hose on the wash port after and it left quite a mess under the deck there.


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 06:45 PM

I was real impressed with the 1990 Craftsman, Very few clumps, and didn't complain once. Did bog down some in the knee high stuff. I cut that with the deck raised, then again at lowered. I cleaned under the deck after each section, and used 4th gear for most of it. 

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:16 PM

that's some Bambi basher on the front of. that machine
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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:21 PM

Funny about that, I saw a doe on the back property when mowing the path. 

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:25 PM

I got my patch of ragweeds mowed down my 16/6 did good. 


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:34 PM

And the Sun decided to come out after hiding for a week!

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 07:48 PM

that's some Bambi basher on the front of. that machine

I thought that was a stump buster.  That should be standard equipment by the way most of the GT's we find have the nose all wrinkled up.



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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:00 PM

The chrome one was on clearance at Sears. I like the bumpers, even if the grills are metal. 

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:08 PM

And the Sun decided to come out after hiding for a week!


Why not, you were done mowing!
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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:08 PM

I like bumpers out front too.  


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 06:56 AM

The chrome one was on clearance at Sears. I like the bumpers, even if the grills are metal. 

Bet that helps push the cactus over so you can chew it up.


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 07:35 AM

If I have to mow wet grass, I sharpen the blades again, even if it hasn't been long, obviously set the deck high,  I spray the blades and under the deck with silicone spray, and i stop every 10 minutes and respray what I can in the yard, it makes all the difference in thew world.  I have to mow really wet tall grass three or four times a summer.

When I was racing off road motorcycles and we would get a wet event I would use Pam cooking spray to keep the mud and stuff from sticking. 


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