E.Z. Landscaping 2011

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by zak406, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I raised my deck prior to cutting the front, they are one notch higher than they were in the previous pictures in the back yard, If I remember correctly they were at 3 inches when I cut the front?
     
  2. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Then its the weight of the machine on the left side digging in!
     
  3. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you suggest me avoiding that scalping then?
     
  4. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    cut it a different way or raise the deck more! and keep the bagger on the other side of the low point(downhill side)
     
  5. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
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    zak! Your work looks incredible. Yet another piece of advice I have from using a fixed deck metro 24/7 is once you learn your yards and you come to a spot you normally know you will scalp just wheelie over it (lift the front a tad) then you can come back with your trimmer and make it perfect. Yeah, it kinda blows and seems like the floating deck isn't doing it's job but the truth is some terrain it just doesn't matter how much play your deck has. It's still a rigid piece of metal that will dig in a bit, so anyway that's just my opinion. It really isn't that bad cuz after you get used to a yard you don't even have to think about wheelie'n the mower and goin back with the trimmer, you just do it. Another good thing about the wheelie is it allows you to keep that straight line stripe instead of a random turn in the yard.

    -Griffin

    (can't wait to come across one of these for sale mid season, otherwise I'm gettin a stander.)
     
  6. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Did you get my response a few pages back about the turning and what not, btw thank you..
     
  7. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the advice man. I suppose if worse comes to worse I can just run my 21 over it, im still saving time! :), what part of pittsburgh you from?
     
  8. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    Yeah got your response about the turning. I can see where it'sw difficult to do a 3 point turn with the sulky on there, seems like it would just jackknife easily. Maybe a 1 wheel sulky would allow you to go in reverse without jackknifing?
     
  9. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sewickley is home turf
     
  10. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Jpeg, nice im from irwin my self

    and southern pride it all depends on how many pivot points it has it would not be to hard if it only had one but mine has two... Most of my propertys are small with the exception of like 2 so for the most part ill be walking anyways keeping in shape :)
     

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