Deck scraping......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Apr 23, 2005.


How often?

  1. Once a day

    19 vote(s)
  2. Only when changing blades

    48 vote(s)
  3. Every other lawn or as needed during wet growth periods

    43 vote(s)
  4. How do you even scrape a deck?

    3 vote(s)
  5. Never scrape a deck, I love shooting "green cow pies" all over the lawn

    5 vote(s)
  1. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Only talking spring "juicy wet growth"... how often do you scrape your deck?
    On another post, a few members said why even bother scraping a deck.
    What are your thoughts?
  2. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I have been scraping mine about every 2 properties. I think it helps with suction and leaves the grass standing up better. :waving:
  3. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    During the course of the day sometime 4 times. Especially if it rained the night before. I believe a clean deck helps let the grass flow out better.
  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    I have more important things to do than scrape a deck daily/after every cut
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Are you a "cow pie shooter"?
  6. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Posts: 859

    weekly. [​IMG]
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    With the exmarks i used to work with all with mulch kits on them even in spring every 3 or 4 days, they wouldn't clump unless it was very thick grass, most lawns were fine but there wasn't much under the deck. I now scrape my mower daily just to keep up on it.
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    Grass doesn't stick to the JD 7iron decks, never had to scrape them :) .
  9. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    I really don't have a problem with cow pies. Since I don't cut in the rain, keep sharp blades, and don't cut before 8:30. What's the use in scraping when 5 min into the next job it will cow pie again.
    I'd rather spend time driving to the next job, changing blades, etc.
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    How old is the mower? When the paint is still all new and shiny, nothing sticks to a mower deck. But once the paint starts to chip, rust or wear off, stuff sticks.
    I don't believe anyone makes a "magical" deck that nothing ever sticks to.

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