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Old 08-26-2014, 10:51 PM
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Toro 36 inch fixed deck gear drive

I just picked one up and was cutting and am not very impressed. It was slightly damp but about 5 maybe 6 inch grass and it wasn't shooting the grass far at all and looked terrible. The baffle is all the way open btw. Any advice? I'm gonna try and raise the cut height which is a pain
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:58 PM
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What kind of blades are on the mower currently?

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:01 PM
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:28 PM
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What kind of blades are on the mower currently?
Just the stick ones, not high lift or mulching. Why, which one works the best in all conditions?
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:46 PM
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I've always heard Gator Blades wen the chute is open, wavy or notched mulching blades with a plate or kit, and high lifts for bagging or discharging (without mulching). I've purchased a numerous amount of machines and one thing I learned is machines and deck all vary and it takes playing with different blade set-ups to find the right cut for the particular machine. Another thing to think about is your HOC like you mentioned above. Your cutting 6" of grass, surely your not cutting it down to 3-3.5", right? Not only will it stress out the lawn from removing so much of the blade surface, it leaves a mess and looks like crap if you ask me. If I was cutting 5.5-6" of grass, I would be cutting it at 4.25" minimum to 5" maximum. I would figure out the appropriate cutting height, never take more then 1/3rd off, and then play with the blade set-up. If discharging out the chute, try some gator blades and see how that does. If you put a chute blocker on there and try some wavy or notched blades.
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