Thin strip of uncut grass...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, May 27, 2004.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey... what does it mean when there is just a thin strip of uncut grass.. maybe an inch wide? Kinda between two of the blades... it's the weirdest thing.
     
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wrong blades.
     
  3. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Could be a few things; blades not sharpened, grass build up under the deck, or bad air flow underneath the deck. My walbehind does it when the grass is real long and I cut too fast or when the grass builds up under the deck.
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wrong blades? Could you be more specific? I am using doubles... Dixie's high lift for 72" on bottom and high lift that fit a 60" on top. You think this combo is doing it?
     
  5. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    silver deck dixies have been known to do that....on another forum there are a lot of threads on how to correct it.
     
  6. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    It means you should have kept your Exmark....LOL J/K

    This is with your new Dixie? I have read about your problems elsewhere, and from what I understand your not alone with the streaking problem.It seems like alot of people have had streaking problems with there newer deck design. I wish you good luck in your search for the cure, as I know you have already tried everything that I would suggest per my reading elsewhere.
     
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    So this is what they labled as "streaking"? I guess see if I can get it figured out.

    Where you located Big Ed? I still have my Exmark..
     
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You guys are always talking about using doubles. So I got curios and tried them on my old 36 inch WB I use at home. Didnt cut worth a darn. I think they disrupt the air flow under the deck and it left alot of straglers and uncut grass. I will stick with a single standard blade.
     
  9. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    Harford County
     

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