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why is this happening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ozd12005, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    I have the snapper 21" commercial hi vac with the 6 kaw. The problem I'm having is its laying about half the grass down and cutting the other half, it sure looks like all of it has been cut but with a closer look the grass is still long and laying down like its been rolled. any ideas of what it could be ?

    I have already checked to following and it still cut the same

    sharpened and balanced blade (took it to the dealer and wasted $7 bucks)
    spotless underneath
    all wheel height adjusters set the same

    I bought this unit in the spring and have problem after problem with it and feel the unit was a waste of money. after trying the above with no results I had no choice but to take the old craftsman off the trailer and that old crapsman (as some will say) brought a smile to my face as it has in the past with its superior cut.
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Sell the scrapper I mean snapper and keep using the crapsman I mean craftsman..
    Did you try using a new blade? It may be bent?
  3. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    Try getting the lift kit for your blade. Install that and you should see a difference.
  4. Cobra Jock

    Cobra Jock LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    Try putting the blade on right side up:hammerhead:

  5. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    What is the lift kit ? After reading your reply I went and looked at the snapper and see that the blade is really close to the bottom, As all the dealers are closed now I just cant vision something to lift this blade up :confused:

    Also chadslawn I checked the blade it's not bent
  6. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    Just a guess, but are you cutting fairly thin fescue? At a tall cutting heighth? Mybe with a mulch kit? If yes you can slow engine speed or lower cutting height some.and open the side discharge . Also if not mulching use a lower lift blade.It will help believe it or not.
  7. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,546

  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    It must be the grass we use that same mower for mulching on St Augustine and Bermuda and is does just fine. Although I am a Snapper fan I don't think it is a super mulcher and not a super bagger but darn good handling for trim mower.
  9. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Thanks for the info

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