Suggestions for better cut above 3.25"

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by nfarr, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. nfarr

    nfarr LawnSite Member
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    I have a 20/52 Fastrak. I would like to be able to cut the grass a little higher. I am currently using the Hustler gator blades. When I set the deck above 3.25" I get a pretty uneven cut, especially if the grass is a little wet.

    Someone mentioned running double gators might help. I tried it yesterday and it did help in the wet grass, but I still cant get a very good cut at 3.5" and above without double cutting.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    I would run the Fusion blades.
    I would also double check a few things, belt tension, engine RPM's and deck pitch.
    How old is this unit?
     
  3. nfarr

    nfarr LawnSite Member
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    It is a little over a year old with about 230 hours. If the manual gives the specs for the other items you mention. I will check it out otherwise I suppose I can take it to my dealer.

    I will also get a set of fusion blades to try out.

    Below 3.25 the cut is fabulous, looks like carpet.
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    The owners manual may have it, I am not sure what part # manual you have, we changed them about a year ago.
    If your manual does not have the information in it, e-mail me and I will e-mail the manual that does back to you.

    Pj
     
  5. moss2940

    moss2940 LawnSite Member
    from texas
    Posts: 8

    I have the same mower and would say nfarr"s sounds like mine when cutting at the height he mentioned.
    I would like to try different blades. I looked in the link for blades you have but am not sure what Fusion blade fits the 52/20 Fastrac? I would appreciate the correct part number for the Fusion's for the 52/20 Fastrac.
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    The Fusion blade for the FasTrak 52" deck is part # 795526, this is the same as the Mini Z and Super Mini Z 52" decks.

    Pj
     

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