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Old 05-14-2014, 06:12 AM
TuffTurfLawnCare TuffTurfLawnCare is offline
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It's clearly either one of operator or machine error, which is yet another reason why I always double cut.
Sigh... The more you say, the less your value. Keep padding your post count.

Op, you have done evrything I can think of. Check again to make sure the blades are correct, undamaged, and installed correctly.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:41 AM
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Are the blades upside down? Pretty dumb answer but you never know!
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:44 AM
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Clean deck, sharpen blades, and try cutting at 2-3 different settings. Worse comes to worse use the blower lightly to blend it in at the end.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:45 AM
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Check for:
Grass build-up under deck. Air flow.
Blades : good, sharp, upside down, bent.
Belt wear, tension, pulleys worn, spindles.
Deck pitch. 1/4- low to front.
engine RPM.
Going to fast for conditions, rutted yard.
Its probably one or a combo of these problems.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:12 AM
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Have either of you guys noticed the spindles getting a little noisy? I know exmark spindles SUCK. Other than a spindle starting to go bad (blade wobble) or the pitch of the deck being off I dont have any other suggestions if you already replaced the blades and deck belt. Maybe check the engines rpm's and readjust if you find the rpm's to be down some.


I have noticed some of our lawns this spring have something in them that is all stalk that goes to seed at the top. I am having a slight issue with that crap myself and it is where the blades over lap. Its not bad and if I slow down a little it eliminates the issue.
That is very true on their spindles.

Have you check if you have washers on your blades reversed this is a common mistake I have seen many people do.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:38 AM
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That is very true on their spindles.

Have you check if you have washers on your blades reversed this is a common mistake I have seen many people do.

The washers are in the correct spot. I shook the pulleys on the spindles and they didn't budge. also they operate nice and quietly so I don't think its spindles
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:21 AM
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How many hours on that engine?
From the pic posted I don't see an ultra thick, hyper-fertilized stand of turf, so a turf tracer with fresh belts and blades correctly adjusted should cut that with ease.
My oldest turf tracer, a 2008, has thousands of hrs. on the original kaw, new coils last summer.
It's cutting some insane growth right now, and holding on, but I know that engine won't last forever.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:48 AM
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How many hours on that engine?
From the pic posted I don't see an ultra thick, hyper-fertilized stand of turf, so a turf tracer with fresh belts and blades correctly adjusted should cut that with ease.
My oldest turf tracer, a 2008, has thousands of hrs. on the original kaw, new coils last summer.
It's cutting some insane growth right now, and holding on, but I know that engine won't last forever.
The mower only has 340 hours on 23 horse kawasaki
That lawn is pretty thick and I would say its 'moderatly fertilizied' but it shouldn't be giving this mower any problems
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:41 PM
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check for:
Grass build-up under deck. Air flow.
Blades : Good, sharp, upside down, bent.
Belt wear, tension, pulleys worn, spindles.
Deck pitch. 1/4- low to front.
Engine rpm.
Going to fast for conditions, rutted yard.
Its probably one or a combo of these problems.
x2........
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:55 PM
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I am having the same issue on 2 of my lawns.. Other than cranking up the RPM's and slowing down i haven't found anything else to correct it.
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