I was mowing in the rain yesterday, and of course it didn't take long until I was clogged with grass. A couple times, I scooped it out with a putty knife. But, as I was putting the mower back on the trailer I noticed a puddle on the road, between me and the trailer. It was about 2-3 inches deep. I decided to engage the blades and slowly lowered the deck into the puddle. It cleaned the deck extremely well. So well, that I am sure it must be bad for the mower, or I would have heard about this before. Is it to much stress on the spindles? Can someone tell me why I should not do that? Also, I try to use a pressure washer to clean out my mower decks every so often. I am wondering if anyone has any tricks or suggestions? Does anybody else manage to stay dry or clean? Does anyone have a way to expose the underside of the deck(without completely removing it)? I guess, I need to find a way to get a ztr to pop a wheelly, and then find a way to hold it there. Any ideas? I do not own a hoist.