Tire wear

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NCSERVICE, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
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    Some of the yards i mowed last week have some dead grass stripes from my rear tires, not many but not acceptable, there even on flat level ground. i use a Scag 52" Turf Tiger Z, I go relatively slow, mow at four inches... please enlighten me on what is happening
    Thank you
    andrew
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Check to be sure there isn't gasoline leaking on the tire, killing the grass.
    Just a thought.
     
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would say the grass was drought stressed when you mowed it. I have seen this many times.
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Yup, drought stressed grass will basically go dormant where the tires smash the grass down. It damages the cellular structure of the grass blade that is already too stressed to repair itself. if i mow a lawn that has "burned spots" in it i will turn on the irrigation if I can. seems if the grass is watered soon after mowing it will stop the burned tire track effect.
     

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