Prevent Grass Sticking Under Decks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by puppypaws, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was told today by a young man that does full line mechanic work
    on all brands of mowers and also has 3 Scags running full time some
    information I thought very interesting. His father owns a NAPA parts
    store and has a bedliner spray he said worked better than anything
    made for stopping grass build up under a mower deck. He has it under
    all his Scag decks and said the difference was unbelievable until you
    actually tried the product for yourself. He cleaned his decks very
    good and sprayed it on every piece of metal under the shell making
    sure all the crooks and corners were covered very well. The covering
    sets up very hard and nothing can change the coating, he gave me
    the impression it was as hard as steel and grass did not want to
    adhere to it's surface.

    Anyone out there ever heard of this before?
     
  2. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    I dont know how that would work. The liner has texture which would mean that the grass would stick. The same problem with lining a snow plow
     
  3. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
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    Its true. I have never done it myself, but my father has worker for John Deere for 20+ years. He has seen it done before, but recommends doing it on new decks, because its hard to COMPLETELY clean a used deck. Grass still sticks to them, but it is decreased. Should you need to access the nuts under the deck, truck bed liner would make it a real challenge. Make sure your spindles are sealed VERY WELL before attemptting it! Good luck!
     
  4. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    What you are saying is exactly
    what I was thinking. The only bedliner spray I have ever seen is porous
    and rough, I am going to talk with him in a little more detail about what
    has been mentioned here.
     
  5. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why not just use fluid film?
     
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have used Fluid Film and it works good but wears off, this guy says this stuff
    never changes.
     
  7. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Most liners are textured. Which technically would make things stick.
     
  8. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I dont think bed liner would work too well. Its textured and I would assume it would grab the grass...Plus I think it would interupt a good air flow it being textured.
     
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Spray cooking oil. No point in adding weight to the deck even if its just a pound or two.
     
  10. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    what chad said
     

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