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Old 02-22-2013, 05:53 AM
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In all seriousness. It really amazes me that manufacturers haven't really produced a great cutting deck for our northern grasses. Who are they giving their prototypes to? Big crews? I do know they do a LOT of testing in Florida. Any deck cuts stiff, thick blades southern grass just fine. It's the limp thin northern grass that's the problem.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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And people argue with me when I say how much R&D is needed to build a deck that cuts well...these large companies have all the resources and still haven't perfected it!!!
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this seems to be a HUGE Hustler problem. The last 3 decks they have released all have this same problem and have had cut quality issues. Its almost as if they just release a deck and wait and see how it does THEN works out a fix to any problem. Saldy mowing some northern grass on their own (or just giving a few dozen to northern small compaines) would expose this problem right off the bat and problualy allow them to slove this problem before it even exists.

I still have my xr7 with almost 5,000 hours on it, I waited for them to fix that deck before I bought it, and refused to buy the vr4 assuming the same issues would come up, they did. To be honest, after 10+ years of owning Hustlers, Im switching to John Deere. Hustler cant even get the very most basic thing done time after time after time
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:44 AM
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This shows a little clumping, the grass was very dry, being cut late after a hot day. Also wasnt overly long (6days since cut)

Its not too bad but the clumping is evident, when the grass is slightly damp & a little longer, thats when it becomes a problem. Ill take some more next time I cut this property.

Will get some more photos from other properties soon.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:42 AM
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Thanks mate and yep, thats the sort of thing Ive been talking about. Im sorry its happening to you but also glad someone else is willing to show up the problem. A pic tells a thousand words and I would love to see more.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:09 AM
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That is a great picture of it. This is exactly the issue I was having. Clumping where it really shouldn't.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for the pic. What kind of grass is that?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM
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Thanks mate and yep, thats the sort of thing Ive been talking about. Im sorry its happening to you but also glad someone else is willing to show up the problem. A pic tells a thousand words and I would love to see more.
I have taken some more today, will put some up soon when I resize them.

Its more of a problem than I had expected, I've now had 2 complaints about it. They are good clients and I dont think ill lose them, but thats provided I can fix the issue.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the pic. What kind of grass is that?
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No worries for the pic, glad its a benefit for others also. The grass is kikuya
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:03 PM
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a pic tells a thousand words and i would love to see more.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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Man bro, that really looks pretty bad for no longer than the grass is. Unless it was wet that plain sucks.
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