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Old 06-20-2014, 09:12 AM
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ya like others mentioned, it should not take anywhere near an hour to clean the deck out, and change out blades, maybe 10-15 minutes maximum
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:24 AM
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I just rinse my new Deere out with water hose after jobs are done for the day in driveway just dispose of it after it dries, if you let that crap set in the deck it starts rusting the shell, eating the paint coat off.

Using a high powered pressure washer will also bust the paint coat off.
my paint is long gone under the deck. it's not from water though it's from the sand in the soil here.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:53 AM
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my paint is long gone under the deck. it's not from water though it's from the sand in the soil here.
Clean it and put some Graphite coating on it to save it man.

I just got done with all my jobs today usually would of been 1:30 to 2:30 with old mower knocked them out in 3hrs and 45mins with the new deere WOWSERS
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5 in 1 tool to clean. Sand will do that to blades.
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not worried about the deck really. the mower will be useless by the time the deck wears out.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:59 PM
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not worried about the deck really. the mower will be useless by the time the deck wears out.
Well it can help save the deck and also make it easier to clean with graphite on
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:31 PM
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I think that the weather this year is about 3/4 of my problem.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:37 PM
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Normal when conditions with wet grass, lush green grass. It will load up underneath the deck when mulching.

If I suspect that my mower will take a grass dump as soon as I stop the blades I will not stop them until the mower is on the trailer so as to not leave a grass dump on the customers lawns, driveway, street.

Hosing off the underside of the deck when needed is part of doing business.

You can wait till lawns are drier before mowing and ask customers on the day that you mow their lawn that they wait until after you mow their lawn. Will help reduce grass build up.

A: If you can not afford to pay the employees to do it then your prices are not where they should be.

B: You do not want to do it you are lazy.

C: You are to cheap to pay your employees to do their job the right way.

D: Any combination of the above.

I have never had such a problem in the past. I typically pressure wash the decks every other week and inspect the blades. This year, every other day I am pressure washing out the deck.

I do have to say that we are having a lot more rain in North Dakota then we have had in the past.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:39 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the advise! I do know that I need to spend more time doing repairs and keeping the mowers clean.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:02 PM
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The best answer is buy a Walker. Flip two levers and the deck tilts up 90 deg. to be easily cleaned.
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