Does anyone run Big Dog Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Big Dog Diablo, Aug 17, 2013.

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  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    The drive over feature for the HD garden tractors is fairly new, but they've had it for their SCUT's and CUT's a few years now. They also have the ability to back up to a 3 pt attachment that uses a PTO shaft (like a tiller), and couple the entire thing right from the driver's seat. PTO shaft and all.
     
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Isn't that wonderful, especially when thinking about all the aggravating times I've had in my life attaching equipment.
     
  3. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ridin, to me it looks like there are two pairs of bolt holes in the baffle. One in front of the left blade and one in front of the right blade.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea, I saw those, but since they are on the baffle and so far from the front skirt where they'd need to bolt to, I am betting they are for bolting in a mulch kit.

    It is possible that they are for a set of baffle plates that may be on optional accessory or they may be developing right now for creating more or less lift like the southern deck has, but I am still betting on a mulch kit.

    I could be wrong though, and it wouldn't be the first time LOL
     
  5. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do have the standard deck. The front baffle is welded in with no bolts or anything. There are sets of holes on the baffles and they are indeed for a mulch kit. I am overall pleased with the deck. Cleans itself out good and has a nice discharge pattern. One thing I have noticed is the clippings are la little longer than what I would like. I have read on LS alot that you guys up north talk about running High Lift Blades. I know cutting conditions are different depending on where you live but my experience with HLB's vary. They do provide better lift which usually means a better cut but with every mower I have had If I use HLB;s even in the morning dew I will have to stop after every yard (until dew is gone) and clean out my deck. Sorry that should probably be in another thread. I just spoke with my dealer and he didn't have a clue about the "south" deck. He is calling his rep and will let you all know as soon as I hear back from him this afternoon. Also on my way out the door to sharpen blades and will post pics from underneath my deck this afternoon.
     
  6. Mickhippy

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    No problem mate, just makes it easier to compare things!

    On the South deck it shows that the adjustable baffles come off and the bolts. I'd assume they would do the same with the Standard deck if the baffle came off.

    Curb, like I said, there is a baffle very similar to that of the standard that can be bolted on. I really dont remember what it was called but it might be for using the catcher system or something. It certainly wasnt a high capacity system as the deck got choked up almost instantly, not even cutting long stuff. I might add that it was a large one piece baffle that wouldnt be something you'd want to changed out daily.
     
  7. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
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    You're saying there was one for the xr7, the 66" in particular? Did it add Vaccum in fine/sparse grass?

    It has been raining extensively this past month and I took my flow control baffles out to open up the deck. Well, it dried out this week so today I put them back in and that coupled with the extra high lifts give a fair cut. I cut a nice treated Bermuda yard today and while it didnt stripe up like the walkers will, it left a nice carpet finish. Not exmark carpet, but enough to make me happy.
     
  8. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sorry, no, for the VX4 60".

    I think we're getting all these decks mixed up. Im waiting for pics of Big's deck to see what exactly he has. Whether its the red XR7 or one of the new red VX4. Thats what confusing me.
     
  9. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Will have some pics up in the next hour or so.
     
  10. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well he said he has the standard version, which to me looks like a red xr7.
     
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