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do you exmark guys ever gotta double cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jim163, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. jim163

    jim163 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    just like in the title, wondering if you guys that run exmarks ever have to double cut even in the spring when the grass is moist and healthy?
     
  2. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I have a 36" Exmark metro. My accounts that are cut every 10-14 days I have to double cut, but weekly mowing I only have to cut once. So I guess it depends on the length of the blades.

    A buddy of mine has a mulch kit on his Exmark and he said he only has to cut once on both weekly and bi-weekly accounts. I side discharge so I cant be sure about that.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Double cuts are standard in my business, see that way it bothers me less :laugh:
     
  4. FreshCutz

    FreshCutz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    St.Augustine = No

    Bahia = Yes
     
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    On weeklys, I rarely have to double.
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Sometimes the weekleys get double cut, sometimes they don't. Depends on wether mother nature wants to waste my time or not.........
     
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Monthly (4 cuts) I never have to double cut, all of them Floratam.
    BAhia was very messy regardless 1 or 2 weeks, I never cut them since 2003, ever again. period. Any house that put bahia on as lawn as mostly Gov. housing, project, or low-end bared house. Once you make good money in establised high-upper end communities, you don't need bahia houses.
     
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    In the spring I may have to hit the clippings again with the deck set higher. Of course never say never.
     
  9. Larry Davis

    Larry Davis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Don't know about St Augustine, but fescue and fescue mix grasses will always look much nicer if double cut (with 2nd cut going across 1st cut). I have both Exmark and Hustler equipment and will always double cut when I have the time.
     
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    If it was a upper class neighborhood I might do things alot different. I don't have any really super nice homes. Most just want it mowed and don't care. Would you double cut this front yard 10 day since last mow. I just don't see a reason why, no straglers, no clippings? This lady works a factory job and only has it mowed 3 times a month to save money. I have no problem helping her out.

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