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Old 04-21-2005, 11:39 AM
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If every lawn displays same tip problem , change your blades out more often. Dull blades usually leave white tips though. Brown tips are can follow a fertilizer application and usually goes away with cutting.
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:44 AM
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If every lawn displays same tip problem , change your blades out more often. Dull blades usually leave white tips though. Brown tips are can follow a fertilizer application and usually goes away with cutting.
Good call. The point Im trying to make is maybe its a dull mower blade, maybe its not.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:57 PM
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Hey Meg Mo,

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:01 PM
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Yeah JP if you have kept them sharp like that then that is why you have never had an issue and so yes it sounds like you may have something going on with the last time you sharpen them as the edge was not there so it "ripped and tore" the grass instead of cutting it. If I understand you correctly you are getting 50-60 yards of cuts before changing the blades so that too is probably pushing it too far. I don't believe I would try and get more than 30 at the most and I personally wouldn't even do that many without changing.
MMLawn,

I change my blade every two days. I went back and double checked the number of lawns. It is more like between 40 and 50 lawns that I do before changing. I thought about going to every day of changing blades. It only take a few minutes each day.

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:03 PM
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If every lawn displays same tip problem , change your blades out more often. Dull blades usually leave white tips though. Brown tips are can follow a fertilizer application and usually goes away with cutting.
Funny you posted this. Talked to the customer today and she said it was fertilzed the morning I cut it. I was there late in the afternoon. The took the sign down.
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:17 PM
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Well there you have it! Good call Dishboy, was not the blades at all. I would try to get two sets of blades and rotate every day if you are cutting 20 or so a day. Take care
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:21 PM
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Well there you have it! Good call Dishboy, was not the blades at all. I would try to get two sets of blades and rotate every day if you are cutting 20 or so a day. Take care
That's just it. I have plenty of blades. Three sets for each mower. I might go out and invest in another set so I have four. I guess it just freaked me out that this was really the first time I have seen this. Thanks for the input.

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:28 PM
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Hey Meg Mo,

Do you have a link? I do not see any sponsors links on my page of lawnsite.

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Old 04-22-2005, 10:06 PM
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With the MEG MO blades it is very rare you will see brown or torn tips.

I beg to differ........
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Old 04-23-2005, 10:15 PM
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I Had this same thing happen on some of my lawns last year in the spring
talked to the guys at Lesco and found out that it was the grass bur-oil or something like that it was fine later on in the year. hope this will help.
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