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Old 11-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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Once again thanks to everyone for their replies. It gives me some relief that I did not purchase a second rate machine. I tried both the Gravely and Scagg tiger Cub for a few minutes on the lawn at the dealer and the Gravely did a better job and felt better so that is why I went with it.

Do the baffles need adjusting in your opinion or are they set ok? They are set 1 inch below the bottom of the cutting deck, which makes them just below the level of the blades.

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I also keep my baffles just bellow the blade tips. I have found this to be the best all around position. For tall tough grass I do have to slow down a bit. The more weeds the slower I go, the less weeds the faster. If I know I will be mowing very tall weedy grass in the rain I will take my baffles off completely. This really opens up the deck to process grass even faster but you lose lift. Over all I rarely have to double cut and rarely get clumps. I mow cool season grasses. Congrats on your Gravely purchase!! You should get many years of trouble free service.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:20 AM
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Oops forgot to mention we mow in the 3"-4" range up here.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:00 PM
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Thank you for the information. One more thought, I was reading some where that some one put exmark blades on their gravely it it made a very good difference. Your thoughts and opinions on using exmark or scagg blades?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:32 PM
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I have had the best results with the factory Gravely high lift blades.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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Grass height really depends on the type. 3.5 inches for tall fescue and rye mix is perfect. I think Bermuda no less than 4, and st Augustine I'm not sure. You shouldn't be cutting too much at one time, but if you have to cut ten inches of grass, you're going to have to cut multiple times. I recommend cutting with the highest setting on the deck the first time, then cutting the height you want the second.
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