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Old 01-03-2011, 04:28 PM
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yes you did, three new grandstands. all of our equipment is newer than a few years though. I might just do more mower decks with it if it proves to be usefull and worth the effort and time it takes etc. so far though, FF has been impressing me left and right.

i am gonna get the blades off soon and sharpen them so they are totally ready to mow, as with sharp blades on all mowers. everything is already to mow except that aspect. we got a new sharpener(magna matic) and have not finished setting the final resting place for it yet. once we get it right where we want it and the vaccum set up for it, we will sharpen all of our blades and i am going to scrape and sand them all, then FF them too after seeing pics of the less buildup on them.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:59 PM
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Oh man, I love these threads!
I love when I actually remember to snap some pics...if I remembered to take pics everytime I used it though, I would fill a memory card! lol

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Hey Bill, the 9 house clean up pics look great! Nice job on that ground cover, I hate trying to do clean ups in Ivy!!
Thanks man. I use the Redmax 8050 and another guy uses the Redmax 7100. We found that usually blasts the leaves out of the ivy and pachysandra.

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same here dano, just the little red x for your sig line.

That's weird, I don't see the red x.

Hey D my man, great looking deck underside pics, and how often do you re apply your FF to the deck? I am starting out this year with new mowers and am going to coat them here soon and be ready for spring. we will see how it does for me
Thanks Grassman! First off nice purchase on the three Grandstands! I love it! Here is my advice......the first application apply it pretty heavy. Let it soak in for at least a day if not more than I usually reapply when I change blades. (A bit less is used on reapplications) You will see as you go that you don't need as much unless you are really constantly going through some really heavy stuff. Give it a chance......if it doesn't seem to work the first app don't give up. Give it a chance to soak into the metal and a few cuttings in you will definitely see it start to work. I pull my blades off the mower, scrape the tiny bit of accumulation if any, than put sharp blades on and spray it all down! Let me know if you have any other questions bro...I'll do my best to answer anything..
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:03 PM
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yes you did, three new grandstands. all of our equipment is newer than a few years though. I might just do more mower decks with it if it proves to be usefull and worth the effort and time it takes etc. so far though, FF has been impressing me left and right.

i am gonna get the blades off soon and sharpen them so they are totally ready to mow, as with sharp blades on all mowers. everything is already to mow except that aspect. we got a new sharpener(magna matic) and have not finished setting the final resting place for it yet. once we get it right where we want it and the vaccum set up for it, we will sharpen all of our blades and i am going to scrape and sand them all, then FF them too after seeing pics of the less buildup on them.
I cannot say enough good things about the Magna-matic either! I credit Lawnsite with introducing me to Fluid Film and Magna-Matic and both have made my life so much easier!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:54 PM
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Yup, i change blades every single day man, so that is a bit too often to spray the decks, and we by far cut thru some heavy SH*^= !!! it would be wise i think to give it a fair trial to do it now, very heavy and it will soak in over the next couple of months.

Then scrape after the first several days of mowing, and reapply then heavy.

Big problem is, we change all blades in the moring before going out. I have not found the dicipline to do it at night after a very long day! so, with that in mind, does doing it after a while like you say do good with a morning of reapplication spritz?
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:12 AM
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Yup, i change blades every single day man, so that is a bit too often to spray the decks, and we by far cut thru some heavy SH*^= !!! it would be wise i think to give it a fair trial to do it now, very heavy and it will soak in over the next couple of months.

Then scrape after the first several days of mowing, and reapply then heavy.

Big problem is, we change all blades in the moring before going out. I have not found the dicipline to do it at night after a very long day! so, with that in mind, does doing it after a while like you say do good with a morning of reapplication spritz?
You shouldn't need to apply everyday than. For the amount of lawns that we are cutting I change mine 1-2x a week so it's not nearly as frequent. I do plenty of reapplications in the morning. It definitely still helps. Sometimes I change them at night and sometimes in the morning. I prefer to use the gallons form of it with the undercoating gun for my heavy apps and the cans for quick shots here and there.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:11 AM
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i could never let my blades go that long!!!!

i love fresh razor sharp blades. the new toro blades might last two days, but dont know. i dont have much experience using the hardened blades, our kubota blades fromt eh factory are hardened, but we like the aftermarket better with low lift and they are not hardened.

anyways, i think after 8 hrs on any amount of lawns on regular blades is time to sharpen. there is alot of guys here that only sharpen once per week too. i dont get it, these guys lawns have that white appearance after cutting due to the dullness.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:39 AM
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i could never let my blades go that long!!!!

i love fresh razor sharp blades. the new toro blades might last two days, but dont know. i dont have much experience using the hardened blades, our kubota blades fromt eh factory are hardened, but we like the aftermarket better with low lift and they are not hardened.

anyways, i think after 8 hrs on any amount of lawns on regular blades is time to sharpen. there is alot of guys here that only sharpen once per week too. i dont get it, these guys lawns have that white appearance after cutting due to the dullness.
That's crazy! lol I cut Tuesday through Friday and usually change them Wednesday night and Monday night or Tuesday morning. I can say that some times they could use a change but that most of the times they are still pretty sharp, but at that point I just swap them out anyway. Of course in the heavy growing season in the spring they get changed even more frequently. The once a week changes are pretty much when things are a lot drier in late summer and things get a little slower. I think you re cutting way more grass than I am. I honestly think I would be wasting my time sharpening that much.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:55 AM
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i could never let my blades go that long!!!!

i love fresh razor sharp blades. the new toro blades might last two days, but dont know. i dont have much experience using the hardened blades, our kubota blades fromt eh factory are hardened, but we like the aftermarket better with low lift and they are not hardened.

anyways, i think after 8 hrs on any amount of lawns on regular blades is time to sharpen. there is alot of guys here that only sharpen once per week too. i dont get it, these guys lawns have that white appearance after cutting due to the dullness.
I'm with you. I try to hit 12 lawns, max. I guess it's an obsessive thing.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:05 AM
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I'm thinking the reason mine don't need it everyday also is because I'm one guy using three different mowers. So each mower is only used on a few houses a day. That's the only thing I can think of. I am obsessive about things (why i can't keep an employee, lol) but just think it would be overkill in my situation.
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