Ferris IS2000 52" cutting problems?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by roberthathaway7, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well it is crab grass... It's not supposed to look good. My icd deck on my 3100 blows through it fine for the short period it's around. Which is about a month. We have nice spring grass growth right now, about to start to go dormant though. The ice deck is the best deck there is right now for all conditions. Scag is almost the same but with out suspension it makes a difference in cut so ferris gets the nod.
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  2. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
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  3. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
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    Right the crabgrass never cuts too well but it's worse than my pos bushhog has ever done even. I'll try the striping kit Monday. Considering it's a rubber friction flap rather than a roller, I could see how it may be pulling up some stuff like crabgrass rather than rolling it over like a true stripe kit
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  4. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground LawnSite Member
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    I have the same problem w my scag. Started happening mid season, it's been annoying me the past couple months. I've tried all that's been mentioned, except for lower 1/2" in front to accomadate me sitting on it. I'm going try that too!
     
  5. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
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    Are you cutting weekly, bi-weekly, 10 days? How often do you sharpen your blades?

    I'm assuming you're mulching or side discharging?
     
  6. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
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    Side discharge, always sharp, I even make sure to keep the angle around 30 degrees, with good corners and a perpendicular blade length. Not bent either, these are like New blades anyways
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  7. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
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    I mow weekly. Took the stripe kit off, didn't help. Going to try too nose it down again
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  8. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All right. Run the factory blades then run the test. Also are you cutting in wet conditions? Gators do not work on this deck. If you could take a pic and post it I could take a look. Also check the deck belt spring tensioner it should be 6.5 inches.
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  9. Dakota Dog

    Dakota Dog LawnSite Member
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    Pitch the deck 1/4" higher in the rear. Run factory iCD blades and check your engine RPM. By any chance is the deck loading up with cut grass? PS leave the strip kit off for now.
     
  10. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
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    RPM is good. I'll be dropping the deck and checking the spring next week and I'll let you all know, thanks for the help so far!
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