Bobcat owners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LakeSide Lawn and Landscape, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    :blob2: Just wondering if any of you guys had any tips on how to get the bobcat 218es to stripp better?lots of people say the bobcats are great for that but i want mine to strip better than the rest!Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Bobcat wb is a striping machine!
    I ran the zt200 for three years and was never satsfied with it's striping or clean out in heavy grass.
    A little dew and clumps everywhere.
    I belive the answer is double blades.
    And I wish I tried it 3 years ago.
    If that don't work, go with a strip of rubber attached to the back of the deck to brush the grass.

    Best of luck! BTW my zt was very dependable.
     
  3. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    In my area nobody stripes (but me.) They race around the yard and have to double cut evrything. My bobcat 48" w\b is truly a striping machine. Two things to check. Make sure the front of your deck is a 1/4" lower than the back. Second put doubles on that machine(I myself have two highlifts and am going to put a highlift and a gator for fall). Two highlifts will give you the cut you want with the stripe you want. The other day I was mowing a yard and the landscaper next door almost drove his mower into a tree he was watching me so much.:) Hope this helps you. :blob4: :D

    By the way that deck lowering is what really makes the difference.
     

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