Brown tire tracks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenGrassEarnsCash, May 28, 2005.

  1. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    what would cause your tires to create the grass to brown? It is only in the tracks and was just wondering what could have caused it?
  2. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    was the grass wet?
  3. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    If the lawn was dry and stressed the tires can damage the grass.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,684

    This happens in our area when the St Augustine grass is very very dry. You push it down with the tires and apparently it breaks the stems. It don't ever come back in those tracks. The bigger the equipment the bigger the tracks but our 21" Snapper has made tracks. I have tried every thing to avoid the damage and the only thing we found to do was to use trimmer when we recognized the problem. Have had many angry customers even though it is their lack of watering that caused the problem.
  5. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    thanx! I havent had to mow this lawn again i just mowed it on monday last week and i will mow it this monday i just noticed it the other day and was wondering what happened. At least i no what it was that caused it

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