Originally Posted by Ridin' Green
Maybe so where you are, but you're in TX and I'm in MI. There's a whole lot of difference in the climate and the turf types. Up here, decks can perform very differently from one another.
You know, I was told once by a John Deere tech that Bermuda is the equalizer for cutting decks. It is a turf that will show a deck's weaknesses faster than anything else. People always talk about the southern grasses being easier to cut, but in my experience the northern grasses usually mow up easier for me. At least when it's not soaking wet. My hustler, which many would consider to be a southern grass mower, will mow fescue and leave a great carpet cut, but if Bermuda is very tall at all it shows the airflow problems that plague the xr7.