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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bear's Total Works, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Bear's Total Works

    Bear's Total Works LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I have a 60 inch and a 72 inch way does the 72 cut better than the 60
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    blades sharp, tire pressure, decks level.... scalping wheels set right, stripping rollers set right, spindle problems, belt slippage..
     
  3. willietd2

    willietd2 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 210

    could also be a horse power ratio thing. what hp is the 60 and what hp is the72?
     
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Our 72 also cuts much better then the 60's and we don't know why either. Everything is the same just a little bit wider.
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    Hummm....

    Maybe I should go ahead and get myself a 72". I've been itching to get one, but I have been afraid it would not cut as well... as the 60" cuts soooooo well.
     
  6. Bear's Total Works

    Bear's Total Works LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    i thought that i was the only one thank you
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    I have to say that I am amazed with this being the first I have heard of this.

    What part of the cutting performance is better with the 72"?
     
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Basically for mine, it discharges the clippings better, then the 60's I have. Not that the 60's do a bad job, which I for one, think they leave a excellent cut/stripe as is. We use scag low-lift blades on the 72, and stock from the factory blades on the 60, but I get them elsewhere, way cheaper. The 72 scag blades, I have to bore out the center hole to the 3/4"
     
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    The two that I notice the most is it disperses clippings much better and quality of cut in tall grass.
     
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Thats true, will buzz right thru knee hi grass.
     

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