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Old 06-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridin' Green View Post
I believe that more pitch (within reason of course) creates more vacuum because it allows air to be sucked in at the rear of the deck easier, which is also what helps with striping. I would think that pitching your deck more should help to get rid of the stragglers.
What's your reasoning there? I would think any pitch would create less of a seal to the surface causing less vacuum. The only reason I could see more pitch creating vacuum would be due to allowing additional air flow to be sucked under the deck at the higher point creating more flow and as a result maybe more vacuum. If this is the case it would seem to make more sense to reverse the deck pitch, making the front of the deck higher than the rear to get the grass to stand earlier within the deck travel/space. This would seem to help more in higher ground speeds as well.
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