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12thKY
06-17-2009, 08:24 PM
A few pics of what a Bad Boy Lightning, 60" deck and 32hp Vanguard can do in wet grass. Grass was cut at 3 1/4".

This was cut during a a light rain and also had received 1/2" of rain earlier in the day.

This pic will give you a idea of what I was cutting. This area is the back yard and I was rained out on and actually was cut the following day. Sorry for the confusion.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0172.jpg

This was single cut full stick

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0171.jpg


http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0175.jpg

Double cut and slow going in this spot. Yes that's rain on the camera lense

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0170.jpg


This was cut the next day after receiving another 1/2" rain. Single cut full stick.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/Duck%20Calling/100_0177.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0181.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0182.jpg

Single cut but slower going.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0180.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/Duck%20Calling/100_0179.jpg

Exmarks.The.Spot
06-17-2009, 08:26 PM
So the grass grew 2 inches over night. i dont believe that.

12thKY
06-17-2009, 08:30 PM
So the grass grew 2 inches over night. i dont believe that.

View the post edit and also the date on the pictures.

Exmarks.The.Spot
06-17-2009, 08:33 PM
View the post edit and also the date on the pictures.

Got it. I posted before he edited.

TomberLawn
06-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Looks good. Check out some heavy grass I mowed with my Woods. Gotta love a big block!!
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=271471

puppypaws
06-17-2009, 11:06 PM
Looks good. Check out some heavy grass I mowed with my Woods. Gotta love a big block!!
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=271471

If you think that is big grass wait until you see what we put the same mower in tomorrow. We are going to cut hay with this mower and the big Generac will carry the load, most people don't realize this mower will cut grass at 13.5 mph and never miss a beat.

A few pics of what a Bad Boy Lightning, 60" deck and 32hp Vanguard can do in wet grass. Grass was cut at 3 1/4".

This was cut during a a light rain and also had received 1/2" of rain earlier in the day.

This pic will give you a idea of what I was cutting. This area is the back yard and I was rained out on and actually was cut the following day. Sorry for the confusion.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0172.jpg

This was single cut full stick

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0171.jpg


http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0175.jpg

Double cut and slow going in this spot. Yes that's rain on the camera lense

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0170.jpg




The big block Generac and this big block 32 Vanguard are virtually unstoppable, and I have personally tried to stall both of them.

The abundance of power enabling the blade tip speed to stay at maximum operating rpms, means the difference in whether your deck is going to perform as it was designed. The wet grass is not affecting the BB the same as the big grass is not slowing the Woods down, this is what an abundance of power does for the performance of your deck. A number of people complaining about poor deck performance just plain don't have enough hp to keep the blades at top operating rpms. This means your deck either fans the wet grass out in a good pattern, or your blade tip speed drops and the deck coughs chunks of wet grass out.

It makes no difference what deck you have; if there is not enough power to make it perform the way it was designed. You would be surprised at the difference in your deck performance if your engine rpms drop no more than 2 to 3 hundred.

I hope the gentleman that has the thread going about the poor cut of his fathers Bad Boy looks at this. I believe he will see there is a problem somewhere that BB needs to be looking into.

12thKY
06-21-2009, 10:58 PM
I accidentaly deleted the files. Here they are again.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0172-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0175-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0171-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0176-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0180-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0181-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0182-1.jpg

KCfireman
06-21-2009, 10:59 PM
What are you trying to prove?

12thKY
06-21-2009, 11:04 PM
I cut again and heres some more pics. I will get some more of different yards I cut later in the week.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0189.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0190.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0191.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0193.jpg

12thKY
06-21-2009, 11:06 PM
Here's pics of heavy grass in my pasture field.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0194.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0195.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0197.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0198.jpg

retrodog
06-21-2009, 11:21 PM
What are you trying to prove?

People always ask to see pics of cutting different grasses on the BB, and he is just being polite and posting for the ones asking....no big deal, and nothing to prove......geez
The pasture cutting is hilarious, seems like every demo I do, it always ends up mowing a hay meadow.....lol "Lets see what this thing will do maaan!"....... I always end up sharpening blades after demoes....oh well

puppypaws
06-21-2009, 11:32 PM
Here's pics of heavy grass in my pasture field.



http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/15thtn/mowing/100_0197.jpg

Did you mow this whole field with the Bad Boy, and how big is it, in acres?



[QUOTE=KCfireman;3055970]What are you trying to prove?

He is proving that his Bad Boy will give a good manicured cut or will mow a pasture, which ever you need or care to do.

johnnybravo8802
06-21-2009, 11:59 PM
I have never understood why people on here keep putting their ZTR's in 4' grass.:confused:That's what a tractor is for. Any machine will mow down grass that tall but it doesn't mean that it was made to do so. I'd never put my $12,000 Scag TT in that mess. If someone has grass that tall, I tell them to call someone else because I can't afford to blow up the machine that makes me a living.

puppypaws
06-22-2009, 12:11 AM
I have never understood why people on here keep putting their ZTR's in 4' grass.:confused:That's what a tractor is for. Any machine will mow down grass that tall but it doesn't mean that it was made to do so. I'd never put my $12,000 Scag TT in that mess. If someone has grass that tall, I tell them to call someone else because I can't afford to blow up the machine that makes me a living.

Maybe some people can afford it, most of us are free and over 21, which means we can do whatever we like.

DLCS
06-22-2009, 12:27 AM
I have never understood why people on here keep putting their ZTR's in 4' grass.:confused:That's what a tractor is for. Any machine will mow down grass that tall but it doesn't mean that it was made to do so. I'd never put my $12,000 Scag TT in that mess. If someone has grass that tall, I tell them to call someone else because I can't afford to blow up the machine that makes me a living.


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According to your profile, you do brushhogging, right? Kinda contradicting, don't you think?:rolleyes:

12thKY
06-22-2009, 12:40 AM
Did you mow this whole field with the Bad Boy, and how big is it, in acres?


Its close to 3 acres, and I mowed it all. The drought the last couple of years with the addition of my horse, has been rough on it. I let it go to seed with the hope that at least a portion of the seed will sprout and thicken it up some. Probably wont but a experiment I guess. I normally don't let it get that tall, and mow it bout once a month in the summer.

12thKY
06-22-2009, 12:43 AM
What are you trying to prove?

What are you trying to prove? :confused: :rolleyes:

puppypaws
06-22-2009, 12:45 AM
Its close to 3 acres, and I mowed it all. The drought the last couple of years with the addition of my horse, has been rough on it. I let it go to seed with the hope that at least a portion of the seed will sprout and thicken it up some. Probably wont but a experiment I guess. I normally don't let it get that tall, and mow it bout once a month in the summer.

It sure would have been good if you had sprayed the entire pasture with a quart of 2,4-D per acre and then let the grass go to seed. The way it happened a large amount of the weeds also went to seed. The 2,4-D would have taken all the weeds out.

12thKY
06-22-2009, 12:53 AM
It sure would have been good if you had sprayed the entire pasture with a quart of 2,4-D per acre and then let the grass go to seed. The way it happened a large amount of the weeds also went to seed. The 2,4-D would have taken all the weeds out.

That's true, but I'm not going to spend the money to have that done, and I'm for sure not going to be out there with a pump-up sprayer doing it lol. A good dose of lime would help it tremendously too. I've had that horse for 16yrs and don't have the heart get rid of him, so once he's keeled over I will keep it mowed.

puppypaws
06-22-2009, 01:12 AM
That's true, but I'm not going to spend the money to have that done, and I'm for sure not going to be out there with a pump-up sprayer doing it lol. A good dose of lime would help it tremendously too. I've had that horse for 16yrs and don't have the heart get rid of him, so once he's keeled over I will keep it mowed.

No, that horse is part of the family and you will take care of him the same as I take care of my animals. That old boy has got several good years left in him.

johnnybravo8802
06-22-2009, 10:58 AM
About johnnybravo8802
Location
Loganville, Ga.
Company Biography
I've always loved catering to large commercial/industrial properties. I hope I can find a niche there. I also do bushhogging which gives me an advantage over most others-I can take on almost anything. Interests
My main interest now is being with my wife, two kids and providing for them through my business
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According to your profile, you do brushhogging, right? Kinda contradicting, don't you think?:rolleyes:
I use a 30HP New Holland tractor and a rotary for the bushhogging, which is what you are suppose to use.:rolleyes:(That's what it's made for)I have the tractor so I don't have to put my mower in stuff like that, which it's not meant to do to start with. I use my TT for the 5-6" material, which is it's intended use. It's not a matter of affording it, it's about using your head and being practical. If I blow up my TT in a farmer's field, how do you think I'm suppose to mow all of my contracts?:confused:

puppypaws
06-22-2009, 12:11 PM
I use a 30HP New Holland tractor and a rotary for the bushhogging, which is what you are suppose to use.:rolleyes:(That's what it's made for)I have the tractor so I don't have to put my mower in stuff like that, which it's not meant to do to start with. I use my TT for the 5-6" material, which is it's intended use. It's not a matter of affording it, it's about using your head and being practical. If I blow up my TT in a farmer's field, how do you think I'm suppose to mow all of my contracts?:confused:

You are totally correct in your business sense approach, and performing the work with the proper equipment. There are large numbers of people that run into these situations and have no choice but to run a ZTR with no access to a larger rotary cutter.

I think a number of people including myself just want to see what their ZTR will handle occasionally, this will not hurt your TT, but you probably don't want to make a habit of this type cutting. They are bringing me a 3100 Ferris late this afternoon with a 37 Kawasaki. I have some big grass, I want to put it into, just to see how it responds. The salesman told me himself, he was interested in seeing how the mower reacted to extreme cutting. That tells me people want to see how the power compares on some of these mower engines as well.

kb9nvh
06-22-2009, 01:56 PM
I agree, I did put may BB through the rough to see how it handled it but I went slow and this is not something I would do every day with it. Especially if I was making a living with my equipment it would get babied.


I use a 30HP New Holland tractor and a rotary for the bushhogging, which is what you are suppose to use.:rolleyes:(That's what it's made for)I have the tractor so I don't have to put my mower in stuff like that, which it's not meant to do to start with. I use my TT for the 5-6" material, which is it's intended use. It's not a matter of affording it, it's about using your head and being practical. If I blow up my TT in a farmer's field, how do you think I'm suppose to mow all of my contracts?:confused: