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bad boy uneven cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by aka lawn, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. aka lawn

    aka lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I bought a new czt sixty inch cut bad boy a couple months ago. We were in the drought so it sat still for a while now i am using it like crazy and some of the grass has just taken off. And is extra thick and tall. The mower has thirty two hours on it. But is leaving rooster tails like crazy. Would it be the blades or something else? It even starting to do it in then grass. It makes me chase my tail some times. I saw something the other day on here about this. But can not find it. Tried the search feature with no luck
     
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    sharp blades? how high is the grass you're cutting?
     
  3. aka lawn

    aka lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I have never sharpen blades. They are what was on there. The grass that is giving me the most trouble is a foot up. And thick.
     
  4. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    Usually after 30 hours i have ro sharpen or replace unless no sticks or rocks and regular grass...
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  5. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    You are not gonna get clean cut on grass that is thick & 12"+. If you are cutting @ 4", you are taking off 2/3 of the grass. The mower is biting off more than it can chew!
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  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    If Butch Umberger can do it, you can do it

     
  7. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Butch is having the same issue...not a clean cut! Lol
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  8. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    Thats funny. I think if he shut the blades off, he would still get the same results.
     
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Hahahahahahahaha
     
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    you can't really expect any mower to have a clean cut when cutting a foot or more of grass with dull blades. In fact, even if the blades are sharp you will have issues with grass that high.
     

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