Unbelievably Bumpy!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MightyMc12, May 24, 2005.

  1. MightyMc12

    MightyMc12 LawnSite Member
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    I have several lawns that are so bumpy I almost have to visit the dentist every time I mow. Is there a way to flaten these lawns out?
     
  2. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
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    I think CAT makes a nice 20 ton roller.... You might need a Tractor Trailer to get it to the lawn though.
     
  3. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea lower your tire pressure. What mower you using? Does it have a seat with built in springs to cushion the bumps?
     
  4. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
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    mighty if it's due to tree roots,
    do yourself a favor and mulchbed that area, and keep the mower clear of it.
     
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    In addition to whatever you try to flatten it, check all of the bolts on your mower including the engine. My carb. bolts loosened when I mowed a really bumpy lawn.
     
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was thinking a Cat D5 to regrade the lawn.
     
  7. MightyMc12

    MightyMc12 LawnSite Member
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    Has any one ever used a roller on a lawn? Would it hurt a sprinkler system?
     
  8. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would steer clear of the heads of the sprinklers, other than that, you should be fine.
     
  9. MightyMc12

    MightyMc12 LawnSite Member
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    A large roller would'nt hurt the lawn though?
     
  10. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would really apprecate suggestions for fixing it also. A nieghbour of a customer called me over about fixing his bumpy lawn, its not bumpy due to a z being on it, just bumpy. It occured to me that if I brought if 5 yards (front lawn 2k) and spread it out and seeded it would help but after settling he would still have small bumps. (a complaint waiting to happen) I passed on the job but would love to hear suggestions.
     

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