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kawasaki guy's Work, equipment, and stripes

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by kawasaki guy, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those things run forever but I never liked the way they set one front wheel back...you can tip the machine and scalp if you're not careful. Good score if you have a use for it.
     
  2. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I noticed the scalping issue when I tested it out on my own lawn. This thing was underwater from sandy, an all it needed was a little bit of starter fluid to get it running. Starts first pull every time!
     
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    The reason for the staggered wheel arrangement is so that the mower does NOT scalp.

    I used one for many years, and found the staggered wheel arrangement the best for a smooth cut. It is better than any standard four-wheel arrangement. It fits the ground contours better than any other mower.
     
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was cutting a lawn at 2-2.5" and the thing kept scalping the grass.
     
  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is a new fleet picture ( forgot to put in the saws)

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  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are NJ, your grasses are probably northern cool weather grasses, right?

    At 2.0-2.5", that is a very low cutting height for these grasses. What was the cutting height through the season, and how much did the height change for this cut?

    You and I probably have similar grasses. I cut at 3.0-3.5 for most of the season, but intend to make last cut at 2.5. 2.0 would look like it was scalped. In fact, sometimes 2.5 will leave a few places that look scalped -- yellow/brown undergrowth is showing. For those I cut at 3.75-4.0 for the season, making the last cut at 2.75 is as low as I can cut for last mowing, and sometimes that is a struggle, and exposes yellow/brown undergrowth.
     
  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    The grass stayed green all summer when I cut it at that height. This is about the height most of the guys around here cut it at.
     
  8. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have to agree. We cut at 3.5 to 4.0 and drop it down to 1.5-2.0 for the last cut. Depends on the grass though (Kentucky blue, tall fescue, rye grass mix)
     
  9. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do 2.0 for the last.
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  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have no clue what I cut at last season. Next year, I am going to cut at 2.75/3.0"
     

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