ferris deck at 4.5"s

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Gamba, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    How is your ferris cutting with a 4.5" deep deck in the deeper stuff?
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    It cuts clean, but the clippings are pretty long still & may leave windrows.
     
  3. mattfromNY

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    Depends on which deck. My 61" on the IS2000 will leave clumps, and eventually, it is so plugged up underneath, that I need to scrape it out.
    My DD with a 52" doesnt throw clumps and almost never builds up with grass underneath. The strange thing is the 61 is run by a 27 HP Kohler, and the 52 a 17 Kawi. The 17 is definately at a disadvantage in deeper, or wetter stuff, but it still cuts nice, and leaves nicer stripes, but I have to go slower.
     
  4. John Gamba

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  5. JoshC

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    I've noticed that the decks make a difference. With my new 61" 3100 I mow at 4.25 without a problem. With the old 72" 4000 I run into some problems at around 3.75"-4". With almost 90 hours on my 3100 I have yet to clean under the deck (its almost spotless) while the 4000 has to be cleaned about every 10 hours.
     
  6. mattfromNY

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    JohnG- No, I ride a velke. Probably some of the reason for lack of power, definately loses power on hills. It will hold its own on flat ground, but tall or wet grass will slow it down, even if I'm walking. This mower never throws clumps, it disperses the clippings real nice, and rarely builds up underneath. I run stock blades.
     
  7. rodfather

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    why so high John? that's about what they make the rough at The Masters.
     
  8. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine cuts fine the only time I see clumps is when it wet. I do have alot of blow out tho.
     
  9. John Gamba

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    Rod Good morning. Ferris told me there deck is 4.5" deep. i was wondering how it did in deeper grass?? I have a hard time here with 5" deep deck in the deeper stuff.


    I wish they would go 5.5 " deep:) i like there new walk behind
     
  10. John Gamba

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    My ukltracut would clump in wet too.
     

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