New MiniZ - deck protection question...

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by phil41dean, May 10, 2007.

  1. phil41dean

    phil41dean LawnSite Member
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    Hi PJ,

    Just bought a new Mini Z 19/52 for about 3 acres residential. I should be getting it tomorrow and look forward to many years of playing with it.

    Now to business, I had a question regarding maintaining the deck. From a few searches I see many people suggesting things like Mo-Deck, Fluid Film, or even PAM to ease the removal of grass from under the deck. I try not to mow wet grass, but have had to mow fairly tall grass on occasion. I live in the mid west, Iowa, and can't always afford the time to mow two or three times a week. My question is this:

    How does Hustler suggest keeping the deck clean and maintained? I didn't see anything about this in the user manual online.

    I know not to pressure wash it and I can see a blower helping with keeping the top of the deck clean. I also know this mower will not be easy to get underneath. Just thought I would ask while it was still new and hopefully save myself some headache in the future.

  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The best way to keep it clean is by jacking it up and getting under it and scraping it clean.
    I am not sure of the proven effectiveness of any spray on films and such...
    If the grass is mostly dry you wont have a build up issue.
    Welcome to the Hustler family!! and congrats on the new mower!!

  3. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
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    I only mow dry grass and I always have build up with a mulch kit.
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    I see from your signature that you are running Gator blades, have you run the wavy mulching blades?
  5. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
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    No I haven't yet. I will though. I thought Gators would do a better job mulching than the wavy blades. I will also try the high lift and the Gator Magnums.

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