Not using mowers for leaf removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnsaspire, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hate it when my posts get sent to the twilight zone of landscape maintenance. It seems no one ever visits this section. It's like the Bermuda Triangle of lawnsite lol. Maybe we'll find Amelia Earhart in here.
     
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Leaves are not big issue for me . My mother in law has 14 acres I dump just about anything nature grows on property.
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  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, the tension spring will be loose if there isn't a belt on the pulley system.

    I didn't read all of the posts, so let me say this.

    If your deck uses an electric PTO to engage the deck, the belt should be fairly taught all of the time. If your more uses a manual PTO, the deck belt will be loose when the deck is disengaged, and fairly taught when it's engaged.

    You never want to "over tension" your belt because because it will wear your bearings out. Experience will teach you how tight it should be.

    As a general rule I always say that the belt should be as loose as possible without slipping when you run into high, thick grass/ weeds. It should be tight enough to kill the engine before it slips.
    Stan
     
  4. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mowers are cheap compared to replacing worn body parts when you're 50.

    Besides, you could buy a new mower every year or two with the added revenue you can earn from the time savings.
     
  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can't believe ya'll let me slide on the mistake of using the word "taught" instead of correct term "taut". We'll, this "taught" me a lesson....always triple check your post when you're very tired. :dizzy: Come on, I know somebody caught it and was just being polite by not mentioning it.
    Ridin'.....anybody.?..... :laugh:
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 13,356

    I musta been tired too Stan, because I blew past that like a drunk through a red light. Especially since you did it twice:hammerhead:
     

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