Deck Care

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Metroman, Mar 23, 2000.

  1. Metroman

    Metroman LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Posts: 41

    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY TIPS ON TAKING CARE OF DECKS? KEEPING ALL THAT GRASS FROM STICKING TO IT. HAS ANYONE EVER USED ANY NONSTICK SPRAY, LIKE PAM. DO YOU PAINT UNDER YOUR DECK?
     
  2. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    Ive used Pam before. It works so-so<br>Check this out. When you are mowing and you find a decent size puddle on the road. Turn everthing full throttle, and slowly drive into it. Not all the wasy. Just the deck. Then &quot;mow&quot; the puddle. You will be AMAZED at how well this works at cleaning the deck.
     
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Grasscapeinc: No offense, but then didn't you just leave a huge mess in the street when it all comes flying out?<p>Metroman: I have found that making sure your deck is scraped clean and dry at the beginning of the day does the most good as the wet grass has little to adhere to. I don't think there is really too much you can do when the grass is wet from dew or rain to prevent buildup under the deck.
     
  4. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    Has anyone tried Mowr Kleen?<br>http://www.freeyellow.com/members/jamco/index.html
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You're kidding about the MowrClean right?
     
  6. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    No. Actually the vacumm will keep the grass right there. When the puddle dries however, there may be a little bit to blow.
     
  7. crabber

    crabber LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I take a pressure washer with a rotater tip and blow the deck off. After you're done grease everything and you're ready for the next day.
     
  8. TPC

    TPC LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 71

    in reply to grassenscape I have done this a few times in the past and well I thought about how the customer would perceive my company if I were washing my mower in a puddle and unless you have a deep deck grass does go flying about 2 feet around the deck...Not trying to be critical you may do it differently than I did but I thought it was a bit to messy...<br>Now i have a dixie flatlander and I dont get caking very often at all.also try not to cut the grass if its very wet and we wont get that problem..It is hard not to sometimes during the rainy season,,but Id rather try to play catch up then to throw wet grass onto the lawn,from what ive read its not good for the lawn!!<p>Tim<br>Clean Cut Lawn Care <p>
     
  9. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    THAT PUDDLE THING HAS TO BE HARD ON THE BELTS,LIKE HITTING A BRICK.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  10. We work all year long. That means that sometimes, except the heaviest, we work in rain. I don’t use quite as big as decks that most of you use, but take advantage of the water that is running down to the storm drains. Yah it does make a mess, but nothing I can’t blow back into the storm drain system. This is one of our advantages of working on mountain (little hills) terrain. As for when the grasses are wet and no rain in site, shut off the engine, put on a pair of latex gloves, reach the deck through the chute and scoop away.<br>Jean<br><p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044
     

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