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No shop should be without one or two .

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 6'7 330, May 11, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    With the exception of guys who run nothing but 21-inch mowers,One or two, or three of these little tools should be in every shop. 30 Z-turns, or walkbehinds, or just one,it is an important tool.
  2. tlwmsu

    tlwmsu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Since I only have a 21" and a rider...what the heck is the tool in the picture?:confused:
  3. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    Just a guess but I'm assuming it's to measure blade height.
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    Blade Height
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    They work well. Also, just a reminder...when you measure this height on hard surfaces (how it should be done), remember that your actual blade height ON the grass will be about 14" higher. This is due to the aded height of the grass compacted under the wheels.
  6. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    My dealer has got one...wouldn't mind havnig one myself. :cool2:
  7. scholzee

    scholzee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 130

    14" higher man you have some tall grass you mow LOL I guess you mean 1/4"
  8. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    So if it says 3'' on a hard surface it will be 17" on a lawn. Wow! How do you git it down to 3". I mean if it reads 0" on hard surface the lawn is still at 14"?
  9. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    Useless. Every lawn is different.
  10. tlwmsu

    tlwmsu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Interesting opinion.

    Question from a part-timer here...do you guys always try to cut at a specific height (whether or not you use/believe in this gadget) in regards to the type of grass in the yard? Or is this a "every yard is different" kind of deal, too?

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