Clippings left behind

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by amcmac, May 21, 2008.

  1. amcmac

    amcmac LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 15

    I have a 17/36 mini Z with a mulch kit. Yesterday I mowed my fescue and there were clumps of grass left in many spots, especially when I did a turn around on the driveway. The grass blew out from under the deck all over the driveway. On average I think I was taking about an inch off. The clippings didn't seem to be chopped or minced up like I thought they would. I am using the wavy blades (794214 & 794206). Am I taking too much off, going too fast? The deck might have some built up clumps underneath. Will cleaning underneath make a big difference?

    Thanks,
    Aron
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Get the deck cleaned out, make sure the deck belt is tensioned properly and take no more than 1/3 of the grass off in a single pass at a reasonable speed and you should be good.
    Full throttle also.
    Let me know how it is after all this.

    Pj
     
  3. amcmac

    amcmac LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 15

    What is the correct tension in the belt and how do you check it?

    Thanks,
    Aron
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

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