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Old 07-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Mowin4Dollas Mowin4Dollas is offline
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Deck Clogging

South East Tennessee has been the Tropical rainforest this summer, and the grass is reflecting it. My mower deck is staying clogged and is affecting my quality of cut. Is there anything that I can spray on the bottom of my deck to at least help reduce this problem. I know it can't eliminate it, but just reduce it. I keep it cleaned out as best as I can with a scraper or I take it to a car wash and pressure wash the bottom of the joker. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:59 PM
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Once you get it clean you can keep it that way with a blower if you can get at the underside of the deck. Works best if you wear green pants. I've never had much luck with products like modeck.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:04 PM
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After or during mowing a lawn keep eye out for water holes pull in them and slowly drop deck in and let water clean the deck
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 PM
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Sorry, but my mind went to this,

I've never found any spray that helps, Wet grass is just going to stick, that's just a part of grass chopping.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:43 PM
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Thanks guys! It's crazy how thick and nasty this grass is staying!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:46 PM
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What mower you running? Blade lift makes a big difference. Speed has a big affect with wet grass. Raise the deck and cut less off. If need be lower deck a 1/2 inch and make a second cut. To me its faster to make two cuts with out clogging the deck than trying to do a full cut on one pass. With some mowers there is no hope, they can't do wet grass.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:52 PM
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What mower you running? Blade lift makes a big difference. Speed has a big affect with wet grass. Raise the deck and cut less off. If need be lower deck a 1/2 inch and make a second cut. To me its faster to make two cuts with out clogging the deck than trying to do a full cut on one pass. With some mowers there is no hope, they can't do wet grass.
I run a snapper pro s150xt with Mamba blades. High lift mulchers. It also has an ICD deck,
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:11 AM
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I run a snapper pro s150xt with Mamba blades. High lift mulchers. It also has an ICD deck,
Get rid of the mulchers while the grass conditions remain wet. That is a lot of your problem right there. The mulchers beat the grass into smaller pieces and they are wet, so they clump and stick together, and to your deck as well. high lifts with no wavy mulcher edge or fingers like a G6/5 has are best for this type of cutting. They will create higher air movement under the deck which helps dry the side skirts a bit so that grass doesn't stick, and they will create higher discharge velocity and help keep your deck cleaner.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:32 PM
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My gators clog my icd deck if th grass is just damp! On going back to stockers
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:01 AM
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I have often wondered if there was a way to have the bottom of deck teflon coated and how long it would last.
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