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Best setup for Bahia?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HLM86, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    What are yall finding is the best setup for bahiagrass as far as blades and mulching/side discharge? I'm looking for a setup that cuts clean, doesn't leave pieces standing, and doesn't leave thick blankets of grass all over the place. I have Exmarks with a 52" and a 60" UltraCut, 25 hp Kohler, one with and one without a mulch kit. I am experimenting with high-lift side discharge, gators, and mulching blades with and without a mulch kit. Just curious as to what others have found to work best?
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I got a bunch of properties with Bahia grass and I only mulch. The best way I found to keep it looking good is cutting low at around 2 inches and using sharp blades. I have found that a discharge blade with a medium lift works best in tall grass, and in fall I use high lifts. This setup works great on St. Augustine and Bermuda as well.
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    I mulch bahia, the lower you can cut it the better.
  4. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
    from 75681
    Messages: 63

    Sharp blades and cut low. I cut at 2.25". I use an exmark 60" triton deck.

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