Bad Boy in WET Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 12thKY, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
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    A few pics of what a Bad Boy Lightning, 60" deck and 32hp Vanguard can do in wet grass. Grass was cut at 3 1/4".

    This was cut during a a light rain and also had received 1/2" of rain earlier in the day.

    This pic will give you a idea of what I was cutting. This area is the back yard and I was rained out on and actually was cut the following day. Sorry for the confusion.

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    This was single cut full stick

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    Double cut and slow going in this spot. Yes that's rain on the camera lense

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    This was cut the next day after receiving another 1/2" rain. Single cut full stick.

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    Single cut but slower going.

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    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  2. Exmarks.The.Spot

    Exmarks.The.Spot LawnSite Member
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    So the grass grew 2 inches over night. i dont believe that.
     
  3. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 124

    View the post edit and also the date on the pictures.
     
  4. Exmarks.The.Spot

    Exmarks.The.Spot LawnSite Member
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    Got it. I posted before he edited.
     
  5. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you think that is big grass wait until you see what we put the same mower in tomorrow. We are going to cut hay with this mower and the big Generac will carry the load, most people don't realize this mower will cut grass at 13.5 mph and never miss a beat.

    The big block Generac and this big block 32 Vanguard are virtually unstoppable, and I have personally tried to stall both of them.

    The abundance of power enabling the blade tip speed to stay at maximum operating rpms, means the difference in whether your deck is going to perform as it was designed. The wet grass is not affecting the BB the same as the big grass is not slowing the Woods down, this is what an abundance of power does for the performance of your deck. A number of people complaining about poor deck performance just plain don't have enough hp to keep the blades at top operating rpms. This means your deck either fans the wet grass out in a good pattern, or your blade tip speed drops and the deck coughs chunks of wet grass out.

    It makes no difference what deck you have; if there is not enough power to make it perform the way it was designed. You would be surprised at the difference in your deck performance if your engine rpms drop no more than 2 to 3 hundred.

    I hope the gentleman that has the thread going about the poor cut of his fathers Bad Boy looks at this. I believe he will see there is a problem somewhere that BB needs to be looking into.
     
  7. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
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    I accidentaly deleted the files. Here they are again.

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  8. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What are you trying to prove?
     
  9. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 124

    I cut again and heres some more pics. I will get some more of different yards I cut later in the week.

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  10. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
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    Here's pics of heavy grass in my pasture field.

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