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Old 08-05-2010, 12:28 AM
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Triadvantage deck meets WD 40

Well, after months of frustation, I decided to go ahead and try a lubricant spray under my Turf Tracer HP, Triadvantage deck....

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(1) scrape deck
(2) Spray degreaser (carefully) around spindles
(3) Pressure wash deck
(4) Saturate deck with wd 40
(5) Engage blades to remove any excess lubricant

Conclusion; after mowing thick fescue and rye lawns there was little to no accumulation...
It was nice to mow a whole day, without having to scrap the deck from previous lawns..


It's an inexpensive way to make your day ...!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:07 AM
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sure is, but it does not last long unfortunatley. i did it earlier this spring
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:11 AM
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Fluid film does a better job, but still won't last very long.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:15 AM
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I've been applying fluid film to the deck on my lazer z every time I scrape/change blades. Each time there is less build up and the grass scrapes off easier and easier each time. I highly recommend it. It doesn't eliminate build up but greatly reduces it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:00 AM
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Redskins--same here--I haven't applied none for at least 3 blade changes with very little build up.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:22 AM
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Only thing is you have to maintain the deck (re apply lubricant) but sure beats scraping 10 lbs of clippings daily...
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:26 PM
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I use Fluid Film also, and it works great. I wish it wasn't so damn expensive though.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:17 PM
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Don't like to add lubricants that could possibly damage customers lawn or cause spots.

I scrape and change blades daily and haven't had much build up.

Keep em sharp and clean !!!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:33 AM
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Don't like to add lubricants that could possibly damage customers lawn or cause spots.

I scrape and change blades daily and haven't had much build up.

Keep em sharp and clean !!!!!
By the time ,I engage blades, there's a thin film, enough to make slick surface but far from an oil spill....
Haven't had any issues with spots or damage .... in fact my cut quality is even better now..
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:09 AM
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I have been using Mo Deck from Tractor supply, It works very well. I have been mowing lots of wet lawns due to weather and the deck is clean and shinny, I apply once every month and there is minimal scraping. It is expensive though.
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