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Old 10-23-2009, 06:33 PM
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B&A humor is now turned off, sry.
Sorry sarcasm doesnt translate well over the internet. Sad part is I wouldnt put it past someone to seriously suggest that.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:52 PM
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Id say clean only when needed like if clogged with wet grass. Be very careful with not getting water in the spindles. Never hose directly on the spindles, especially when there hot.
I would go as far as saying dont hose the deck at all, just scrape and blow. You have an air compressor dont you? I couldnt live without it!
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:13 PM
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... We clean our mowers about once every few weeks during normal conditions. ...
Ditto on that !!
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:22 PM
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I've got one mower (an older 36" wb) that never needs to be cleaned out. As in, ever. The Exmark, however - probably every single day in wet weather, sometimes more.
If the ground is dry, I can usually get away with leaving it for a week.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:37 PM
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I've got one mower (an older 36" wb) that never needs to be cleaned out. As in, ever. ...
What brand and model number is it ... do you have pictures ??
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:46 PM
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What brand and model number is it ... do you have pictures ??
It's an MTD-Pro (from around 2002ish) belt-drive. I run regular high-lifts with it, and have never really had to clean it, though I've scraped a few little grass bumps off several times when sharpening the blades. Running side-discharge, it just seems to shed the clippings.

As far as pictures go, you can find them here:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=272379
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:29 AM
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whenenver i change the blades or if it starts building up.....most often when i have time for it
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:34 PM
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good habit - to blow mower off at the end of the day;
in properties, where you want extra good cut - before mowing, clean the deck real quick (trailer gate ramp, bump/ditch - convenient position with good access under deck); - if you do it often - it won't be much
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:56 PM
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I've got one mower (an older 36" wb) that never needs to be cleaned out. As in, ever. The Exmark, however - probably every single day in wet weather, sometimes more.
If the ground is dry, I can usually get away with leaving it for a week.
My 36" is the same way..Husky
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It's an MTD-Pro (from around 2002ish) belt-drive. I run regular high-lifts with it, and have never really had to clean it, though I've scraped a few little grass bumps off several times when sharpening the blades. Running side-discharge, it just seems to shed the clippings. ...
Well then, good for you ... thanks for the link to th epictures !!
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