Metro cut quality comparisons

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nu83, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. nu83

    nu83 LawnSite Member
    from omaha
    Posts: 238

    I just bought a 36" metro fixed deck. and want to hear from those of you that have the metro and other Exmark mowers as well. I want to know if the cut quality is about the same on the other mowers or if it is considerably better.
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    My TTHP 36" will only cut good at 2 3/4 and higher, nothing below. Not enough air flow. I tried putting a rake in the deck and using washers to get the rear end of the deck up a little higher in the front, which helps air flow. What I've found is that I get a ton of blowout and grass goes everywhere. I mulch and when the deck can get adequate air, it cuts exceptionally well.
  3. nu83

    nu83 LawnSite Member
    from omaha
    Posts: 238

    yea, i adjusted the heigth and the cut is so much better thx.
  4. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Metros cut well if it is set according to Exmarks recommendation in the literature that come with the mulching kit. If you vary too much from it you will notice a drastic reduction in cut as well as mulchine quality .......
  5. Lance L

    Lance L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    ive got a 32 viking with the mulching kit and it cuts great i was at 2 1/4" at the very begining of the year and im at 3 1/2 now and it still cuts great

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