overlapping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, May 29, 2001.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i have a 36" metro should i overlap the wheels what looks best overlapping or trying not to at all? How do i cut straight with this thing? Any tips?

    i dont know what to do help please:confused: :confused:
     
  2. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    You'll get better time from not overlapping, not to mention that if you're striping, your stripes will be bigger 'n better, I think. Just be careful not to miss anything!
     
  3. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The mower should go straight without any effort. If your wiggling, it must be from squeezing the brakes? If the mower "lists" check you air pressre in the tires to make sure they are equal.

    I overlap a couple inches- more if terrain is bumpy.
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    I think you should find a flat open field, and take your 36" and go practice.
    Start out in 1st gear, and increase your speed as you become more agile with the machine.

    The less you overlap the better.
     
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i agree with jodi, go out and practice, thats how all of us have gotten to where we are today. it takes time, and patience. the madder you get the worse you cut, trust me on this 1
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Overlap as little as possible so that you get the most productivity out of the mower.
     

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