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Deck rake 1/4" or 1/2"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by robert payer, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    would 1/4" or 1/2" deck rake/pitch be better on a commercial walkbehind? Scag 48 Advantage deck.
    Thank You in advance!
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    1/4" would be better than 1/2". I am at 1/8" on all my mowers (except for the Lawnboy [cant adjust that!]).

    The rear skirt on a mower is what bends the grass and makes the stripe.

    The higher you raise this rear deck skirt the less defined your stripes will be.

    I get a better cut at 1/8" than I was at 1/4".
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Everyone says either 1/8" to 1/4".....So just go with 3/16" and you'll be fine! BTW, 1/2" would be too much.

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