New xr7 love it but!!!! leaving uncut grass

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by T-N-T, May 8, 2006.

  1. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is no need to "time" your blades, this makes little to no difference at all in the cut.
    Are you using Hustler blades? they should not hit each other at all.
     
  2. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One of the reasons I bought my hustler super WB 48" (which they have stopped making) was because it has more blade overlap than any other mower i lookied at. I have never had a problem with uncut grass where the blades overlap. Why the new decks went away from this I don't know.
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any news on what is causing the uncut strip of grass on the guys XR-7 decks. This seems very odd with the number of hours the decks went through supposedly testing for any of this type problem.
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Engineering has worked on this almost around the clock and they have had excellent results in testing the resolution.
    Should have some more info in the next dew days.

    Pj
     
  5. tshank

    tshank LawnSite Member
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    I mow a bunch of rough places and since the factory blades bend so easily, I have been using a left over Oregon Dixie Chopper notched high lift, 99 501, I think. Has been working pretty well.
     
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    PJ

    Why did they go to less blade overlap than the older decks?
     
  7. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank goodness, we are double cutting some of our lawns and its killing us!
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    New design.
     
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Duh!

    I mean logic tells me that more blade overlap.and longer blades will leave less chance of uncut strips of grass. Hustler HAD this right. Any idea why the engineeres did away with this advantage on the NEW design?
    It probably only safes about and inch in overall deck length.
     
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What sized decks are doing this? The 60 or 66?
     

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