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Old 06-23-2014, 11:45 AM
kawakx125 kawakx125 is offline
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Uncut strip of grass discharge side stander X

Just recently my mower has begun leaving an uncut strip of grass on the discharge side. On taller stuff it will leave strips both right and left side about 6-8'' wide. NEVER did this before now. deck is level, rpms are good, new blades( tried 3 different sets all do it). does it at fast or slow speeds. cannot figure this out, the only thing i have left is belts. they look fine and are automatically tensioned so i can't imagine them being the cause of this but is it possible? I can't figure this out, after all the problems i had with it last year i had it cutting great all spring and just started doing this. its only got 200hrs on it. I've also noticed when watching other stander X's cut that they have a much better discharge pattern than mine does. Mine concentrates it all at the front of discharge chute and leaves a messy looking lawn. that issue has been a problem from day 1. I'm to the point of wondering if there isn't something wrong with my deck
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:13 PM
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Is the bottom of the deck clean?
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:37 PM
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not spotless, but not caked on either. deck generally stays pretty clean. its like its just blowing the grass over in that area instead of standing it up and cutting it. tried gator, stock, and scag med lift blades, problem persists with all of them now. It does it worse on thinner blades of grass, thick bladed fescues dont seem to have the problem as bad.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:54 PM
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Have you actually checked your rpms? What are they set at?
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:27 PM
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yes, i checked them. fast idle roughly 3700-3720, engaged about 3620 rpms
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:31 PM
JeremyFXDWG JeremyFXDWG is offline
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I am curious about this too. Mine is doing the same thing. I will have an 8 wide strip left of center that hasn't even been touched. The grass is laid over but the blades of grass are still pointed and not even cut. Tried a few different blades as well: SCAG, G5. Checked deck pitch and engine RPMs.

Its so bad that if I double cut I will end up with a square of uncut grass where it missed it both directions.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:45 PM
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Belts are the only thing I can come up with, but like I said there is only 200hrs on machine and they look fine , shouldn't be them...
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:55 PM
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Might just be better to take it in. Warranty?
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:24 PM
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Yep mines under warranty. It spent most of the summer in the shop due to cut quality issues. All the dealer ever does is put stock blades on it and tell me it cuts fine. Last year I finally got a decent cut by removing striping flap. The discharge still sucks though and now it's leaving an uncut strip. I'm ready to just sell the thing it seems to spend more time in the shop and nobody ever has a solution
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:59 PM
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You might try playing with the deck rake. More, less, or none. What is the cutting height? Seems a lot of folks are having more cut issues now that the spring growth is over. Keep us posted.
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