Anti-scalp rollers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would my mower be ok without my front anti-scalp roller cause everytime I cut though thick lawns, the roller just seems to bend the grass down and not cut it leaving like a 6"strip of bent down uncut grass on my lawns.
     
  2. What mower.

    If that's the problem they are set to low to the ground and need to be raised up.

    Or you have a nother problem.
     
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry I'm referring to my Scag Hydro. How do you adjust the height of the rollers?
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your owners manual should have a section on setting up the rollers based on what mowing height you cut at. If it doesn't let me know and I'll get out my LAZER manual and tell you what settings it says. :)
     
  5. yardboyltd

    yardboyltd LawnSite Senior Member
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    Perhaps higher lift blades
     
  6. I think Scag's have fixed positon scalp wheels. I have a feeling these have no relation to the problem.

    How many strips does it leave?

    If they are right behind the caster wheels, your blades don't have enough lift.

    Or your deck pitch/rake is way off.
     
  7. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Evereyone who posted,
    I looked at my owner's manual and the technical reference manual to my mower and I can't find anything on how to adjust the rollers. Here is how my deck is set up. My deck is mounted on the bottom of the three holes. I have 4 spacers above my blades, and i have 4 spacers below my caster arm. I am cutting at 3 1/4". Should I add another spacer under the blade cause then it would be 1/4" higher than the front and I'd still be cutting at 3 1/4".


    Yardboyltd,
    Currently I am using gators and I think they are all the same lift.

    LGF,
    It only leaves one strip, right where the roller goes over th grass on the front of the deck.
     
  8. Give us more details, this is like saying my car wont start and then later saying oh yeah it's a Chevy.

    Start over

    Brand

    Model

    Type

    Size

    Fixed or Floating deck

    HP

    Hydro or Belt

    Was it new or used when you bought it

    How old

    Is it still under warrenty

    Blades (Gator makes more than one type of mulching blades)

    Gator Mulcher
    Gator Mulcher high lift
    Gator Mulcher Magnum

    Are you using a mulch kit

    How many spacers on castors

    How many spacers total are for the blades

    How many above and below

    Tell us all
     
  9. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    It's a 1996 Scag 52" SWZ hydro fixed deck, 14 hp Kaw. recoil ,

    bought used 2 years ago, warranty is up, no mulch kit(I wish), 4

    spacers below caster arm, 4 spacers above blades, Ogura clutch,

    approximately 2100 hours,(dealer said so), Ogura clutch

    I don't know if it is a Gator mulcher or a Gator high lift. I know for sure though they are not magnums. The serrated part in the back of the blades do go up though so,I know they have lift.
     
  10. I do need to know if it has 5-6 blade spacers?

    If this strip is right down the center you pitch/rake is way off.

    Do this take one spacer out of the front castor add to above.

    Take 2 blade spacers and move over the spindle you should still have the same cut height.

    But we changed the pitch.

    Gator blades does the lifts turn in or out.

    In will be mulcher out will be high lift mulchers.

    Also try a set of reg high lifts.
     

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