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grass how tall

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jarroo's lawncare, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    i was going to attempt to cut a slightly overgrown patch of grass about a 1/4 acre big. i was just wondering how tall can it be before my lazer can't cut it? it has the 27 hp kohler, 60 inch cut. i have cut some kinda tall grass before with no problem, the section i will be cutting is dead and laying down. any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    When you are sitting on the Lazer and the top of the grass is eye level it is probably too tall to cut, otherwise have at it. Seriously, just raise the deck all the way to the top setting and mow it a couple times. Drop the deck an inch or so, mow it again. I keep going over it until I get the heighth I want. Just make sure it is good and dry. Works for me.
     
  3. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    As long as it is able to cut without stalling out ,go for it.I always like to walk
    through and kick around to keep from hitting "mower mines"
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Yep, it's amazing what a good mower can bush hog! Iv'e had mine in weeds taller than me sitting on the mower before... Many times in grass and weeds about 2 to 3 feet high. Tall stuff usually isn't all that thick and usually cuts easier than some lush green grass that you are trying to take 5 inches off of!
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Side discharge or mulching? If side discharge, go for it. Mulching, you may want to reconsider, lol.
     
  6. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    The dryier it is the easier it is. If its all dead Its gonna be a sinch. If it was spring and that long it would be a PITA. Have fun and wear a mask.
     
  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,199

  8. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Thats got to be the best before and after pic I have ever seen! To the OP what I have found works best is cut as high as you can at first (duh) and if you have to get rid of some of the discharge and start over, make sure you charge enough cuz it isnt as simple as a mow and go. Dont forget theres often lawn mower killers hidden in there you wont find till you hit them
     
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,199

    Cheers mate. Yep, I had to walk all through that stuff. Missed a heap of concrete and some stakes. These only became a problem when I cut lower though.

    I don't recommend mowing stuff like that often but ya gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes.
     

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