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Zoysia pictures and my new to me mower.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by greendoctor, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    That property overlooks Lanikai Beach. It is about 45 minutes from Waikiki. Beautiful fine white sand and the water is clean. If I were truly a slacker, there would be underwater pictures of the reefs and fish rather than grass.
     
  2. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Guess I'll take it down to 1/2" this spring and see how it does...My tri plex works real good on it since it is 3 wheel drive, my lawn is pretty flat.
     
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Post some pixs of your lawn with the emerald..
     
  4. mrmeaner

    mrmeaner LawnSite Member
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    i am sure the professional greens mowers(jacobson, deere or toro) are much nicer but your talking at least 4 times the price either new or used over the tru cuts, mclanes and cal trimmers. Also they have drawback such as most only mow up to 3/4"
     
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    My Greensmaster has been adapted for mowing at up to 1". Another thing that became apparent to me after using it on a normal lawn is how well it would mow a lawn tha a Tru-Cut or McLane would tear up. A lot of people have lawns that are condemned to being rotary mowed because the landscape grade reel mower with casters in the front would sink into every single imperfection in the ground and scalp badly. I do not have that problem with the Wiehle roller in the front and the large drive drum in the back, I mow lawns on pretty rough ground and leave a nice finish on all of them. That lawn in the pictures is anything but flat. There are divots and grade changes. That is the kind of lawn normally hacked with a rotary at 4". I mow that at 3/4" most of the year, raising the height of cut to 7/8" or 1" now because of the lower temperatures and lack of sun.

    For a 21" reel mower, this is fast. Another lawn I mow is 1/2 acre of bermuda cut up into 4 pieces. That one is done in about 11/2-2 hours. Height of cut is 3/4". It too is like the surface of Mars. No scalping. The only thing faster that would give an equivalent cut is a triplex trim or else fairway mower.
     
  6. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys,
    You can't go wrong with a greens mower if you have the means to buy one. I got this one a little while back after saling a c27 tru-cut. The difference between the quality of cut is night and day. I don't have any pictures yet since it's winter here. But I can't wait to get some in the spring
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  7. olajoe808

    olajoe808 LawnSite Member
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    Beautiful pictures. Brings backs a lot of memories
     
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lots of work. I envy the guys on the continent. Cool season grasses are less demanding. I am also still mowing 2-3 times a month in December-March. Then from April-November it is every 7 days. Sorry, I am not twice a month like the other lawn people in Hawaii.
     
  9. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Luckily where I moved to has a golf course within walking distance, so I ran my mower by there the other day and the guy out a new bed knife on it and grinder the reel, set the contact all for 60.00. That thing is sharp as a razor blade now. It cut paper just like scissors. I hope I can keep it that way for awhile.
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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The reel and bedknife on a greens mower are so hard, you have got to be mowing sand in order to dull it. For such an expensive and hyped mower, the Tru-Cut mowers have some soft blades. A McLane is the same. A hardware store file bites into both the bedknife and reel. A file does nothing but slide on the Toro.
     

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