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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by skinnydogz, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. skinnydogz

    skinnydogz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I see alot of pics posted here and notice lawns look as if they are mowed with a bagging system.....I am using a Bad Boy ZTR and mow a couple accounts weekly. However, my lawns seem to leave alot of grass after being cut....( the clippings) is this because the lawns are long and I am mowing too short, or because I am not bagging.....what are u guys doing whos lawns look perfect here????
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    bag it up or double cut it
  3. mtnzone

    mtnzone LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    do you have your rubber shoot still down?? if so lift it up and keep it there this will allow the grass to spread out instead of shoot out and create a line....

    if you already do this your grass is too long... cut it more often and make more money...lol
  4. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,472

    its your mower lol. You either have to double cut, or bagem up. I dont think bad boy offers bagging tho?

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    they have a bagger but its just a steel catcher that mounts on the side of the deck, probably would fill up real fast.
  6. Its all done with smoke and mirrors.
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    You could also try mowing your accounts more often. This time of year, we have to mow most of ours every 5 days or so.

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    people in Ohio to cheap to let you mow 2 times in 1 week..............
  9. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Double cut where you need to....
  10. Jeff Tracey Enterprises

    Jeff Tracey Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    stupid rookie question but when you double cut do you charge extra?? Cause I have 2 customers that I double cut for occasionally and don't charge them for it but obviously it takes time and gas, so I guess what I'm getting at should I charge 5 or 10 bucks extra as opposed to spending $200 for a grass catcher??

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