X-Factor Deck QOC?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mtmower, May 3, 2012.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    PSC my thoughts are with you and your family.
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  2. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    GMLC, have you tried a straight blade vs. oem humped blade yet and how do they do?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The Stens blades that gave me all the problems are straight and not humped.
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  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well I just got to the bottom of the Stens blade problem. These are supose to be OEM replacements but are flat and not humped. After digging them out of the trash I measured them and the OEM blades. The OEM blades have 1 1/8" lift, the Stens only have 13/16" lift. Boy did this make a huge difference in QOC in the wrong direction. Crazy thing is they had a darn sticker on them that said high lift!
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  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Take those suckers back to the dealer and get a set of REAL high lifts.

    I like the looks of the Gravelys and your pics show they do a great cut. Ill have to look at them next time.
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yea Im going to try one more blade before I stick to OEM exclusively and that is a notched high lift, most likely the Oregon Fusion.

    I have been more than happy with the cut and the mower. Next time your ready for a new mower give the 400 a demo...you wont be disappointed!
     
  7. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With my deck pitched at 1/8 I'm still getting stragglers. Tires at 12 psi, decks clean, and blades are in good shape. I guess I'm going to try and pitch the deck at 1/4" and see what happens then try some straight fusion 3" notched high lifts if I can find them. I tried post pics earlier and everything act like it went through but post never took so here some from today. Had to double cut the one with fence and car in the pic due to clippings because of all the rain I was taking off about 4" worth.

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  8. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got her dirty today:cry: slinging a little water and mud. When I got it I pressed all the stickers to make sure they were on well then I waxed it for the first and probably only time. I cleaned it with my pressure washer and straight water on a medium setting an lost 5 decals and two more started lifting. Never had this happen to this extent. Maybe it was a bad batch?

    Tried to get some shots of the stragglers but my cell phone doesn't pick it up real well.

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  9. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Weird looking house with all the different roof areas, but I love the pic with the nice green lawn, and snow capped peaks in the background.

    ou live in a beautiful area!:clapping:
     
  10. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow that area is unreal.. i love how the property looks with the rockies in the background I would love to visit an area like that. I like that house and property by the way.


    Although you are having a few stragglers, the cut still looks really good in the picture. have you talked to your gravely dealer about this problem?
     

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