48 Metro clogging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nate1422, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Just to follow up on some earlier threads about my 48" Metro clogging up. I tightened the belts, have the rear axle in the D position with 3 spacers under the front casters so the deck is pitched forward. I also put 4 spacers between the blades and spindle and put on brand new OEM high lift blades. The cut was excellent, the old blades were missing a lot of metal, especially around the tips and I was getting strips of unmowed grass.

    But........it still clogged up a bit, not nearly as bad as before but it was discharging the grass very well this time so I would say my problem is solved. I did not mow at full throttle, I backed of a bit, so that probably helped also. Thanks for all the suggestions and help on this.
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    why did you not mow at full throttle? I don't understand that.

    GEO :confused:
  3. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    One of the suggestions offered by someone here was to decrease throttle so I didn't get as much vaccum. The lift created at full throttle packed the grass up under the deck. I started at full throttle and mowed a bit and then backed off a little, the amount of grass discharged increased as I decreased the throttle. I only backed off a bit, but it made a difference.

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