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clumping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I have an encore 48" walk behind mower that leaves windrows of grass that I have to blow off. I have the safety shoot up. Does it have anything to do with blade spacers? I have 3 between the blade and the spindle. I am running high lift blades as well. The opening is only 9.5" wide does this have anything to do with it?
     
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    You are discharging and leaving windrows? How high is the grass and is it wet?
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    IMO--alot of factors affect the clumping. height/wetness of grass are huge factors and can make any mower clump.

    I dunno if the encore is prone to clumping but I know my LESCO 48 is not. good luck.

    GEO :)
     
  4. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    The grass isn't real tall it just seems to leave windrows I have seen other guys use their mowers cutting off even more grass and they don't have this problem. Even if I double cut I end up with the windrows.
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    steves--I say mess with the spacers.

    switch them up and down and make comparisons.

    you say you are running high lifts.... are you sure? perhaps they are med-lift and just look high lift???? I dunno--I am just suggesting you should make sure and don't trust the dealer without making sure he is right.

    my LESCO guys were selling me anything they could because they knew I'd buy. :eek:

    GEO
     

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