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Best Mulching Z for St Augustine Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FloridaCutter, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. FloridaCutter

    FloridaCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I am in Daytona and we don't have a lot of Scags around here. I think it is all how they are marketed in different areas. The dealer that sells Scag is really a John Deere dealer , so you know who they are pushing.

    Dixie Chopper was huge about 7-8 years back, until the same dealer started pushing Exmarks and now 80% of large services have them.

    I found that pitch is the most overlooked service on a mower. it makes a big difference.
  2. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Nothing like an exmark on St. Augustine.
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  3. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    What mower were you using when you found out your gator blades and mulching kit didn't work well for you?
  4. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 925

    What kind of blades are you guys using? With the Exmark I was under the impression you had to run the wavy mulch blades.
  5. wright stander.

    the gators work with a plate but not kit. gators are really made for side discharge
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  6. i remember as a kid in the 90s always seeing DC everywhere. the only ones i see now are old and beat up. wright has become very popular here as well as exmark. lots of scag too
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  7. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,897

    Do gator blades chop up grass smaller going out the discharge chute?
  8. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,897

    That's what I hate about the standard blades that come oem. It gets cut once and out the chute it goes.
  9. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,188

    The john deere 7 iron will cut grass wet or dry beautiful . It won't clump in wet grass and still leave an excellent cut.
  10. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,897

    I find that if you're going fast enough it generally disperses better than when going slow, unless it's super thick. It never clumps, just leaves long grass clippings on the grass.

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