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Metro HP cutting speed

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by advantagelawn, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. advantagelawn

    advantagelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I run a 52" Metro HP with a Velke and can never get a good cut at full speed, 5th gear. Was wondering if i could do anything to fix that or if 5th is just meant for transporting. Kind of a stupid question but I figured I would ask.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258


    5th gear is generally a transport gear. You can cut at this speed if conditions are ideal but I wouldn't expect to leave a great cut at this speed all the time in all conditions. About all you can do is make sure everything is working properly so you can get the maximum performance available in any given conditions.

    Things like pto adjustments, engine rpm's, deck idlers, choke adjustments, proper air filter maintenance, proper spark plug maintenance, inspecting the deck idler and mower deck belt for slippage are all good ideas if you want to get the absolute best performance out of any commercial mower.



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