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Old 04-27-2010, 12:48 PM
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John Deere 7iron is without a doubt the best. Ive ran scag since 03 demoed a deere in 08 and was just amazed last year here w ky was mostly ran was cutting grass in november never seen the grass like it was last year. Anyway mowed wet grass all last year with no probs at all. Liked it so well sold the tiger cub and bought a 710a john deere with a 7iron 48in deck it does real well to. The one I bought in 08 was a 830.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:50 PM
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The Scag Velocity deck cuts wet and high grass really well.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:02 PM
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I'll agree with the John Deere 7-iron deck. The 7-iron decks have performed the best for me in wet conditions.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:07 PM
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That's interesting, My new Toro 36" WB T-bar has been doing good in the wet grass.
Same here, but I will say when you disengage it you have to do a clean up.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:07 PM
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you can forget toro wb with tbar . awefull in wet
Thanks for that valuable well thought out advice.

I'm curious. How does the T bar steering affect the deck?

Which deck are you talking about? They make fixed, floating, sfs, turbo force, and other designs. Two blade, three blade? Which was it? What grass were you cutting?

Or were you just having a few beers and got carried away?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:33 PM
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Mike, glad to hear you're still lovin your tiger. Sorry I deserted you and went with a Toro G3. With the cutting conditions I'm dealing with out here in the dry air colorado mountains, the velocity deck just didn't offer enough of the advantages it does back east to justify sacrificing the handling I liked more in the G3/lazer.

Hey, do you have the kaw 29 efi in your rig?
Yes my tiger has the 29 dfi. No telling how much money I have saved on fuel in the last 3 years. Especially since I just realized that gas is etching up near 3.00 a gallon again.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:16 PM
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Yes my tiger has the 29 dfi. No telling how much money I have saved on fuel in the last 3 years. Especially since I just realized that gas is etching up near 3.00 a gallon again.
Have you done any GPH fuel consumption measurements? I'll be interested to compare them to what I get in my new kohler 29efi. I believe your kaw has more cc's (I could be wrong), so by rights the kolher should do better, but it will be interesting to see.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:43 PM
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John Deere's 7 Iron.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:07 PM
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When you look at decks for mowing wet grass there is alot to look at. You have to make sure that the discharge opening is large enough to disperse the clippings properly to avoid clumping. The more baffles under the deck, the worse the deck will perform in wet conditions. "Square" corners in decks will trap grass and cause clumping, decks that have smooth corners will cause less clumping. You will also want to make sure that the mower that is coupled with the deck has the power to move through wet or thick growth.

Here's some pictures of the scag velocity, JD 7-iron and exmark triton (hope this works).....
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Velocity Plus! No complaints with mine in wet or thick conditions.
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