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Cleaning Mower Deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hmc610, May 11, 2010.

  1. hmc610

    hmc610 LawnSite Member
    from SW, MO
    Posts: 65

    What do You use to clean your deck? Do use a plastic or metal putty knife or high pressure wash? Also do you treat your deck with Fluid Flim or some other product?
     
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    putty knife.
     
  3. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    I bought one of the GrassBuster knives at Louisville in 2008. It's kind of a glorified stiff putty knife with rounded corners. It does work pretty good though. I clean my deck everytime I change out the blades, which is usually everyother day. I don't treat my deck with anything. If I did I'd probably use Pam (by the case @ Sam's Club) and save the Fluid Film for where I really need it.
     
  4. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,199

    I use a BBQ spatula!
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    pressure washer!!!
     
  6. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I've made up a couple good scrapers out of electrical conduit. I have one about 3 feet long and a shorter one. I flattened out one end and have bent it to look like a small hoe.

    It scrapes real well and I can reach all the way across the underside of the deck from either side. And yes I jack the mower up so I can see what needs to be removed.

    Nosmo
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Once or twice a year I pull the 4 pins on my floating deck, remove it and really scrape it good. I will also put a coat of paint on the underside...most of the paint comes off, but in the seams where they didn't weld...it lasts about a year...these seams are where water will sit and rust. For all the in between cleanings I use a putty knife and a Snap-On floor jack.
     
  8. johnwon

    johnwon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 299

    If you have any grass that has got hard as cement, I've found that PB BLASTER works pretty good. Just spray enough to absorb thoroughly, I let it absorb overnite, scrapes of much more easily.
     
  9. bryansong

    bryansong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    Johnwon,

    You stated

    One of the best songs ever!! Hear for yourself.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHQ_aTjXObs


    I agree, thanks for sharing that video with us, I went and watched it. I love that song

    age 54 and was able to see Skinnard in Kansas City in the mid 70's. They have a lot of great songs.

    Bryansong
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    hye bryan song, nice to see a semi local. do you deal with odell tractor for your scag?
     

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