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Old 08-11-2013, 06:25 PM
ryanc ryanc is offline
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need help cutting around trees!!!!!

I find these pics online or just driving around of customers lawns that it looks like the mower went right threw the tree. I mean the stripes are perfect. Every time I try with my walk behind you can see the big circle around the tree that I cut around. These lawns I saw no circles or anything. You can also tell that these stripes they didn't drives over again. They are Perfect. Please tell me what I need to know/ how to do it.Thanks
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:41 PM
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Striping through a tree is easy, it just requires thinking ahead of the stripe you are on.

As I am mowing along making my passes, I keep my self aware of what is going to be in the way 2 passes over. If there is a tree, as I drive past the tree I shoot over and mow a perimeter around the tree.
I personally do not do circles around trees. The tires cause the most turf tear when trying to turn sharply around a tree. I mow a straight line, the pull back and make a square around the tree. I dont care that there is still uncut grass, as I will be using my trimmer later.
After you make your tree circle, continue back into the stripe you were working on. When you come back on your next pass you will stripe away your tracks from the circle. When the tree is blocking your path, just go to the uncut side of it.

Scroll down on this page on Scags site for their diagram
http://www.scag.com/lawnstriping.html
Sounds more complicated than it is.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:57 PM
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There's really nothing to it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:51 AM
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Rent a cherry picker to lift the trees as you cut through underneath and then set it back down.
Or you could do what the guy outlined in the picture.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
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Rent a cherry picker to lift the trees as you cut through underneath and then set it back down.
Or you could do what the guy outlined in the picture.
I just cut them down and glue them back together.
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