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Anti-Scalp Wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nosmo, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Since the first part of July when we had oodles of rain I have had a mowing problem. Every now and then when mowing a long row I have been getting some places which appear to be cutting lower on one side of the deck. Not much lower at times not even no difference at all.

    I think I finally tracked the problem down and I am posting this just in case someone else has this problem.

    This is on a 54" Cub Tank. New blades, tires inflated as they should be, deck leveled side to side, blade pitch 1/4" on each side.

    I attributed it to unlevel deck , or maybe wet grass, and we could get rich if we could sell the crabgrass . We've had a bumper crop of it mixed in with our bermuda.

    Well it hit me this morning about one thing I had not checked. I took a pair of calipers and measured the diameter of the anti-scalp wheels. There was at least 1/4" more wear on the front ones over the back ones.

    Switched the fronts to the backs and it is cutting like it did when it was new.


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