debris gaurd? on or off

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenGrassEarnsCash, May 3, 2005.

  1. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
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    how many people mow with the debris gaurd up or off and how many mow with it down? Just wondering.
     
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    off its too much of a hassle when bagging
     
  3. pinned in the up position
     
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    I leave mine on. I put it down when it is windy out so I don't get a face full of grass clippings. Other than that it stays up and out of the way.
     
  5. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    I mow with it off simply because it spreads out the grass more and prevents a lot of clumping. I can get in a few more places with the mower as well. It's not as safe, I've shot a plastic bottle clear across 4 lanes of traffic before. Luckely I didn't hit any cars. This is with a bobcat 48" WB.
     
  6. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
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    thats hilarious! i have shot a few assorted objects across yards myself
     
  7. Mowmoregrass

    Mowmoregrass LawnSite Member
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    Never put them on.
     
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ditto..... mine is in the up position 90% of the time.
     
  9. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i always look for tennis and racquetballs they go far
     
  10. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    took mine off before i even cut my first lawn with it

    tennis balls fly when i hit them with the walk behinds
     

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