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Old 05-23-2013, 09:35 AM
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Leaving grass uncut

I have a toro 3000 60" with g6 blades. I have noticed that I when I am mowing that some of the grass is not being cut. There are a good amount of stragglers. Not sure why blades are sharp, belts are tight, I have even slowed the mower down still leaves stragglers.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:58 AM
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make sure your blade are not upside down. some guy was complaining about the same thing a couple weeks ago and whe he was told to check that he was never heard from again
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:05 AM
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As goofy as it sounds, it's easy to do. Not that *I* have ever done anything like that...
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:09 AM
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I have a toro 3000 60" with g6 blades. I have noticed that I when I am mowing that some of the grass is not being cut. There are a good amount of stragglers. Not sure why blades are sharp, belts are tight, I have even slowed the mower down still leaves stragglers.
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What kind of grass, and in what conditions, are you cutting up there? Down here, you'll get similar results if you're trying to cut grass when it's still wet, or certain types if it's sparse, and of course stand-alone fesue.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:18 AM
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The grass is thick customers have irrigation and fertilize. It doesn't matter if the grass is dry or damp. And no the blades were not on upside down. Thanks for the advice
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:25 AM
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That might be it. If they are lush lawns and you have mulching kits on...I know you said you've slowed down, but it's still difficult to get a perfect cut with a mulch kit in those conditions. Too much grass at one time under the deck?
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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tried some blades like that a few years ago same problem. i found that they didnt provide enough lift to pull the grass up to be cut i switched back to high lifts havent had a problem since
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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try the G5 blades, the G6 are 1/4'' thick and heavier, some mowers don't like the heavier blades
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:49 PM
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You're in the north like I am, and right now the grass is seeding out and the stems are very stiff and tough. Lots of guys are having issues with stragglers right now. Slowing down during the couple weeks this happens goes a long way towards helping. I have found that the G6's are about as good a blade as you can use for grass that is seeding out and very stemmy.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:54 PM
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I don't have a mulching kit on. I think you hit the nail on the head with keeping it slow for a couple of weeks. Thanks for everyone's help.
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