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Old 05-10-2007, 03:03 PM
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New MiniZ - deck protection question...

Hi PJ,

Just bought a new Mini Z 19/52 for about 3 acres residential. I should be getting it tomorrow and look forward to many years of playing with it.

Now to business, I had a question regarding maintaining the deck. From a few searches I see many people suggesting things like Mo-Deck, Fluid Film, or even PAM to ease the removal of grass from under the deck. I try not to mow wet grass, but have had to mow fairly tall grass on occasion. I live in the mid west, Iowa, and can't always afford the time to mow two or three times a week. My question is this:

How does Hustler suggest keeping the deck clean and maintained? I didn't see anything about this in the user manual online.

I know not to pressure wash it and I can see a blower helping with keeping the top of the deck clean. I also know this mower will not be easy to get underneath. Just thought I would ask while it was still new and hopefully save myself some headache in the future.

Thanks,
Philip
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:23 AM
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The best way to keep it clean is by jacking it up and getting under it and scraping it clean.
I am not sure of the proven effectiveness of any spray on films and such...
If the grass is mostly dry you wont have a build up issue.
Oh...
Welcome to the Hustler family!! and congrats on the new mower!!

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:24 AM
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The best way to keep it clean is by jacking it up and getting under it and scraping it clean.
I am not sure of the proven effectiveness of any spray on films and such...
If the grass is mostly dry you wont have a build up issue.
Oh...
Welcome to the Hustler family!! and congrats on the new mower!!

Pj
I only mow dry grass and I always have build up with a mulch kit.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:32 AM
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I only mow dry grass and I always have build up with a mulch kit.
I see from your signature that you are running Gator blades, have you run the wavy mulching blades?
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:45 PM
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No I haven't yet. I will though. I thought Gators would do a better job mulching than the wavy blades. I will also try the high lift and the Gator Magnums.
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Hustler Fastrack 52" 18hp Honda ZTR
Gator Blades
Echo SRM-261T trimmer
Echo PAS-260 with trimmer and edger attachments
Xtreme Trimmer Rack
Stihl BG85C Blower
Stihl FC75 Edger
Toro Recycler push mower



"Collect so much grass popo thinking we mow lawns"
 

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