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spray deck with what?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green thum, May 1, 2005.

  1. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    :rolleyes: I've read where some of you spray your decks to prevent grass from sticking to the deck.what do you recommend spraying the deck with?
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    PAM cooking oil

  3. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I have tried all that but I think at the rate these mowers are used its going to eventually stick short of scraping and respraying everyday. I have to admit I got lazy and quit doing that on regular basis, partially because I never saw a big enough difference. I am small time, I am curious what guys think who mow many hours do

    BALDEAGLE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    i see a dramatic diff. in cut quality, after a day of mowing- even in good cond. (6' fab. deck)...all that crap stuck to the deck impedes air flow...IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LIFT,man.
    but, i'm also doing 30+ acres w/ a single superZ, try to always run as fast as the terrian, and my old body, will allow.
  5. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Thanks for the suggestions guys,I usually put between 8 and 12 hrs a week on my ztr,my toro wb does nt have an hr meter but i,m guessing about the same on it.just a solo operation trying to get bigger.by the way do you guys advertise much in the busy(growing season)I'm guessing most people alredy have there services set up for the season.
  6. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    All year round myself. I really never advertised till last fall. Picked up alot of new business. Ill be going after some commercials this year in SEP. Earlier the better.
  7. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Don't know where exactly that I saw it, maybe in this forum.
    I scrape almost every day and spray with a mixture of canola oil and palmolive dishwashing detergent (4pts oil / 1 part soap), after a few applications, the deck is EASY to scrape.

    Hope this helps.

    Yes, scraping makes a difference. The cut quality is far better with scraped decks.
  8. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Use the MEG MO blades and almost never clean a deck again. In the 11 yrs. that we have use the MEG MO blades we have NOT clean a deck of grass.
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Decks get scraped everyday when blades get changed. No problems with buildup. :)
  10. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Try painting it a time or two a year. :D

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