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Cutting @ 4"!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fareway Lawncare, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Now that the Summer Heat has Arrived in the Great White North I've Been Setting the Mowers to cut @ 3.5"-4"....4" is Pushing it for an Acceptable Looking Cut on Smaller Lots...3.5" Still Looks Good....

    W/the 21"'s I can't get a Decent Cut above 3"...21" Blades Have Poor Lift Properties!
  2. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 218

    I'm cutting my lawn at 4" as well. If your clients can handle a little bit of a less manicured look I say go for it!
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,342

    Depends on the lawn I have a pair that I cut at 4.5 inches all year long the thicker the lawn the higher you can cut at. If I cut any lower those 2 lawns look brown instead of green.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Same here. I've been cuting at around 4" all season long.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    us too, 3.75 and up. mostly at 4.5"s
  6. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    we're around 3.5-4.0"...
  7. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    Try not to get hung up on cut length, it makes no real dif.

    The health of the lawn will be your barometer, not a tape measure.
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,228

    Drill four holes in blade and install snapper lift kit for 21 inch blades. For the Toro you will have to cut a corner off of kit wing to clear round deck. This will help with lift. Cost $6.50 for kit.
  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

  10. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Some of my accounts are mow, trim, blow and go, so needless to say weeds cut a 3" look better than weeds cut at 4". My hands are tied.

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