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Old 07-20-2000, 05:40 PM
Tim1075 Tim1075 is offline
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For all of you belt drive walk behing users what gear do you cut in most of the time. I find myself using 2nd most of the time and if its really tall i use 1st.
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Old 07-20-2000, 07:45 PM
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I only use second gear on very steap hills! for regular mowing 3rd gear is a very comfortable speed. When i use my jungle wheels 5th gear is the only way to go!
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Old 07-20-2000, 07:47 PM
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I use 3rd gear on the 1/4 acre lots. Any bigger than that and I try to get into 4th. Depends on the height of the grass.
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Old 07-20-2000, 09:27 PM
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Tim: I'ts not what gear but how fast can I go without sacrificing quality of cut. Ok lawn maint 101: everybody knows the slower you go the better the cut right? Now assuming you work alone, keep blades sharpened, and don't run over everything in nine counties third gear looks most favorible on lawns maintained weekly. Use 2nd or raise your deck on the jungles and If I'ts around 1.5" tall may I suggest finding fourth immediately (sulky required).
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Old 07-21-2000, 07:29 AM
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1 gear for me HYDRO!!!
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Old 07-21-2000, 10:12 AM
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Tim,<br>3rd gear, 2nd on hills, 4th to return to trailer.
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Old 07-21-2000, 05:16 PM
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If I had the money i would get a hydro but i dont cuz i'm just starting out, and i have to worry about buying a truck soon. What kind of mowers are you guys using that u can cut in 4th and 5th gear and still get a quality cut?
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Old 07-21-2000, 05:34 PM
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50 Gravely pro 3rd gear with my velke
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Old 07-21-2000, 05:34 PM
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i shou7ld hope that any brand walkbehind could handle 4th and 5th gear and still give a quality cut. Belt drive walk behind dont go all that fast... i think a little over 5 miles per hour but im not sure.
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Old 07-21-2000, 05:51 PM
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I cut in reverse so I am always finished yesterday.
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