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I'm concerned about early meg-mow results

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WayneRI, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. WayneRI

    WayneRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Just got them. Sharpened the blades a little more and put them on. Mowed a lawn that was thick and getting tall. Mowed at 3 1/2" Uneven cut. Occasional strips of only partially cut grass.
    What's going on here?
  2. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    why was it necessary to sharpen them?
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Please Note*: I don't own megmos.
    However, one reason for strips of uncut grass is slight lagging of the blade caused by heavy grass and slowing down the head speed.
    In other words, when the blades lag back, the "overlap" from each blade disappears, leaving small strips of uncut grass.
    This has been stated by a few megmo owners when cutting heavy thick grass.
    Furthermore, I'm betting that the "overlap" of megmos is less than a stock blade because the megmos can move and wiggle, forcing them to have more clearance between each blade. In the case of my Hustlers blades, which are closer than than 1/16", I've had to grind the edge of some blades because they actually touch.

  4. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    plus what size motor do you have powering them?
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    This was one of the problems I had with them. It happened although the engine was still taching over 3600 rpm. It seemed like the blade would tend to fold back in heavy grass.
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I have found that in heavy grass or very tall grass its better to use double highs. The megs will fold back in the very thick stuff.
    If you try them in wet you will like them alot better. I have also found them great for leaves and heat stressed grass.
  7. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    I did say that, didn't I????:eek:
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Yeah in a way;) I do think that i'm alot better off having the megs when i use them then i ever was with out them. I have narrowed it down to three sets of different blades and i can finally say i can handle most everything that mother nature can dish out!!
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I'll stick with using the solid foil high-lifts, the mulching blades with them, or the gators, depending on the conditions and time of year. Solid, narrow, sharpened strips of steel - the only way to go. No need to try to re-invent the wheel.
  10. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    No problem w/the Megs yet....they've blown through everything & Sucked & Chopped up leaves Like a Champ!

    Haven't had any Really Wet Weather yet though.

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