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Old 09-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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Pretty cool way to VARY the mowing pattern while laying down some stripes. Gotta think in 3D to do this well when there's hills and elevation changes...which further breaks up the monotony.

Circle track mowing has its place when wet &/or TALL conditions warrant it.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:47 AM
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pretty cool way to vary the mowing pattern while laying down some stripes. Gotta think in 3d to do this well when there's hills and elevation changes...which further breaks up the monotony.

Circle track mowing has its place when wet &/or tall conditions warrant it.
really?? Ive never seen anyone mow in squares or circles around here
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:51 AM
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Guessing you bag everything? I side-discharge everything here...and tall and/or wet lawns are made easier by not recutting the clippings.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:54 AM
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the pic looks awesome! What are you cutting that with? I bought a new pro v scag and i am not very impressed with its stripes. I have had deere for the past 5 years and they strip awesome. Looks good man keep up the good work!!!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:56 AM
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guessing you bag everything? I side-discharge everything here...and tall and/or wet lawns are made easier by not recutting the clippings.
noooooo way, lol i side discharge everything as well.. Bagging is just crazy, imo, and trying to mulch here would be just plain ignorant..lol
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:05 PM
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NJ, huh? Cutting much Blue Grass there? I've been meaning to start a thread about my least favorite grass...and I'd vote for Blue Grass. I cut tall (3.5"-4") due to our regional climate...and Blue Grass seems to need to be cut shorter (AND BAGGED) to really look its best I think. While I only have 2 'true' BG lawns...I'm not as satisfied with how they look after cutting/side-discharging compared to our more usual Fescue lawns.

I think the REAL problem with BG is how thick it is...therefore it can't absorb clippings as well as fescue when side-discharging. Granted, BG will repair itself in the Spring/Fall. But, our usual hot/HUMID/dry Summer's here are usually BRUTAL to the point of early BG dormancy...though it always comes back nicely in the Fall.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:15 PM
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Guessing you bag everything? I side-discharge everything here...and tall and/or wet lawns are made easier by not recutting the clippings.
I discharge to the outside under those same conditions. When the grass get so thick that it starts making it difficult to keep recutting the clippings, I start going roundy round.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:24 PM
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NJ, huh? Cutting much Blue Grass there? I've been meaning to start a thread about my least favorite grass...and I'd vote for Blue Grass. I cut tall (3.5"-4") due to our regional climate...and Blue Grass seems to need to be cut shorter (AND BAGGED) to really look its best I think. While I only have 2 'true' BG lawns...I'm not as satisfied with how they look after cutting/side-discharging compared to our more usual Fescue lawns.

I think the REAL problem with BG is how thick it is...therefore it can't absorb clippings as well as fescue when side-discharging. Granted, BG will repair itself in the Spring/Fall. But, our usual hot/HUMID/dry Summer's here are usually BRUTAL to the point of early BG dormancy...though it always comes back nicely in the Fall.
see i'm just the opposite. I like kentucky blue grass. one of my lawns has some of it on the street side of the sidewalk. its about 100" path and I can buzz over it with my cheetah set at 4.25" and it looks like a short cut but it comes out thick, but discharges well with the gator g6 blades and the 34hp kohler on my scag cheetah, its stands up nice even that tall. where as the rest of the lawn would look much better if it was cut at 3.50" or 3.25" but I'm not changing heights on a lawn.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:30 PM
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I'd rather cut in 3 different ways and have it take a few more minutes. Then to have ruts from going the same way all the time and the yard not look smooth.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:57 PM
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I'd rather cut in 3 different ways and have it take a few more minutes. Then to have ruts from going the same way all the time and the yard not look smooth.
Im glad Im not only one that mows different ways to keep a lawn smooth
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