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cutting height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by aburton07, May 19, 2004.

  1. aburton07

    aburton07 Banned
    Posts: 5

    i have a 97 Toro 36" walk behind and i was just trying to figure out the exact mowing heights for the different settings. when i measured the height i put my mower on a level concrete slab and measured the blade height from the ground. this is where i met my dilemma. i have always cut common Bermuda at the third setting from the top and it has seemed very healthy if not a little short, but if i cut it at the suggested 1"-2" it would be at the lowest possible setting which i think would totally scalp every yard i do. so i was wondering if ya'll would have any input on this or suggestions on how to measure the height!
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    What ever works and looks good. Some lawns if i cut them at 3" like others the bumps get scalped so i lift the deck a little higher and it looks better.
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    My Gravely 36" WB can cut Bermuda no lower than 2" without any type of scalping effect, but your mileage may vary.

    I wouldn't suggest cutting it any lower than 2" unless you have a reel mower. Most of my Bermuda lawns are cut with the reel at 1-1.5 inches.

    Common Bermuda will do just fine at 2", not so for the hybrids like Tifway.

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