Hey you Everride guys.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would like to purchase a couple of Warriors, but I'm really worried about the tunnel deck spitting out full length clippings. I ran the Toro SFS decks but while the cut was great the full size clippings required double and triple cutting. Is it the same with Everride's deck? Any new decks for everride?
     
  2. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't have a everride but I do have experience with tunnel decks. If your getting rain and you cut bi-weekly clippings will be a prob. Your probably gonna be advised to run double blades if you don't want it to be a issue. The benefit of the tunnel is that it will cut grass that will choke other decks down. If your trust trimming a couple of inches off a week I don't think the clippings will bother you.
     
  3. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was even thinking of fabricating a baffle across the front of the deck.
     
  4. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats what husqvarna did for that very reason. Thats what I own. It kinda negates the reason for buying a tunnel in the first place. But I'll take it out or put it in depending on what grass conditions are. It's just attached with bolts. If your key concern is clippings you might want to go with a mower with a conventional deck and baffling instead of going through the hassle of fabricating a baffle. On the other hand if you have a good dealer and service and are getting a good deal on the everride it might be worth it. One thing is definite though blowout is gonna be worse on the baffless decks so take a claritin before you mow.:laugh:
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    So then what is the point?

    Baffling would defeat the purpose of the tunnel...

    And it would never perform as well as a normal baffled deck or a tunnel deck.


    Understand that to an extent, tunnel decks are already sort of baffled.
    What I mean is, they are always shallower in the back, and in the cases of decks that are fabricated rather than stamped, they are even more so 'sort of baffled'.

    Underneath an everride deck, there exists a vertical 90 degree step in the deck. It's like maybe a 3" deep deck with a big deep tunnel on the front. This sort of acts as a baffle inside the cutting edge rather than out in front of it.... Just like those discharge kicker baffles that many mowers have right at the rear of the discharge opening.

    So adding your own flow control baffle to a deck like this turns them into a clipping trap that takes a lot of power to run and requires freaquent cleaning out.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like we were posting at the same time... you just finished faster... :clapping:
     
  7. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wondered when you may chime in , your alot better at explaining these things than I am.:laugh:
     
  8. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I added a baffle on an SFS deck with good luck.
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Everflo tunnel deck is not and SFS deck though...

    Do you not like the new Toro Turbo Force?
     
  10. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like the Turbo Force deck a lot. I realize it differs from the SFS deck.The reason I'm considering the Everride is that the dealer is excellent, I also like the machine and the cut, just not the long clippings:cry:
     

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