Bad Boy Lightning 52" cut pics with mulch kit

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Happy Frog, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here we are.
    These pictures were taken 24 hours after mowing with my Bad Boy Lightning 52" Kawasaki 26 HP LC equipped with the mulching kit and foot assist pedal (I can move the deck up on the go by pressing the pedal, releasing the pedal will bring back the deck on the previous setting).
    There are some stripes but I didn't intend to make them, it is just how the cut is.
    Turf is very rough at times with lots of sand. Grass is a mix of anything you can find in the Florida panhandle. It has not received any kind of chemicals in years.

    Here is the first pics. This was at half speed (7-8 mph) with dull blades.





  2. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    These pics were from the same day cut after replacing the dull blades with old but sharpened ones. This was cut at full speed (14 mph), using the foot assist to raise the deck on the go were it was needed.
    In other words, I was racing like a mad man...
    The last two pictures are from the best portion of lawn in the property.





  3. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is what most of the lawn look like up close. Lots of bahia grass, lots of weeds, lots of sand and very rough ground all over. Most of it has an incline with few flat areas.




  4. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    Looks like ZTR hell doesn't it?
    I don't think I could do it without the suspension system.
    Here is a small video my wife took.
    Look closely at the deck, you will see that it does not move much for the speed...

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  6. JG Landscaping

    JG Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I dont know that you could pay me enough to cut that junk, i hope it doesnt beat your equipment up too much and is worth it. However i guess sometimes you have to take what you can get. Mower looks good...lets see the entire rig!
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    Thats nifty how you put a Green Touch Xtreme trimmer rack on the back of your mower. Nice idea.
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats not saying much? that looks like some poorly kept grounds lots of sand to clean the underside of the deck. I was expecting some high end thick turf???? gotta pay the bills though. Do you have any "real" yards
  9. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Jeez, that must be hell on your blades!
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Take some pics of some thick tall stuff. That's all I run into with my lazer z. I'm mulching also.

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