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Old 07-21-2013, 07:58 PM
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Turf Tracer clumping in wet grass. Any suggestions to fix?

Man it cuts so nice in dry grass and leaves a good cut on wet grass too. But the darn clumps that shoot out every pass in wet grass drives me NUTS. Is there anything that will minimize this like fluid film or Pam spray under deck?

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:04 PM
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Hate to tell u but with an Exmark thats just how it is! I have a metro and anything over dew is just BAD!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:59 PM
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We run a lot of exmarks and have this problem. For just this reason I like the toro turbo force deck better. That adjustable baffle is amazing
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:09 AM
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This is the only problem with Exmark. They cut EXTREMELY nice, but throw clumps in wet grass. The bigger the deck the worse it gets too. So, if you don't like it, your only option is to get a Toro, Scag, Gravely etc... But nobody makes a better walkbehind than Exmark IMHO. If you could take a Scag deck and throw it under a Turf Tracer frame, then you would have something. Nothing is perfect.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:45 AM
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This is the only problem with Exmark. They cut EXTREMELY nice, but throw clumps in wet grass. The bigger the deck the worse it gets too. So, if you don't like it, your only option is to get a Toro, Scag, Gravely etc... But nobody makes a better walkbehind than Exmark IMHO. If you could take a Scag deck and throw it under a Turf Tracer frame, then you would have something. Nothing is perfect.
I own Scag, Exmark, and Toro and the Scag is the only one that performs well when it's wet. The Toro Turbo Force also throws clumps when it's wet... maybe not as bad as the Exmark, but still pretty bad.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:24 AM
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I have a TT, it does the same thing. Double cutting helps some. That is what thr Exmark does, cuts and stripes great in ideal conditions. Not so good for wet stuff and certain weeds.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:15 AM
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Scag might be the only good option for walk behinds that mow great in wet grass. Gravely wb's have a different deck on them that will throw clumps, deere sells gravely wb's painted green, and even scag has a new hydro wb with a different deck on it but I think the velocity is still available.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:43 PM
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Its the nature of the beast. I agree with Mag360, Scag WB with the velocity is the best wet cutting WB I have ever used.
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