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Exmark Users, I Need Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Jun 24, 2004.


    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 94

    i have 14 acres of vacant lot accnt. coming up.
    Now grass is about 12 -16 in tall.
    Can exmark handle such a tall grass/weeds?
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    no. you need a bush hog to keep from busting nice equipment on disasters lurking just under the grass. trust me.

    GEO :eek:
  3. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    What size Exmark are you refering to? That's a pretty big area and the grass is quite high. Don't know if I'd even consider abusing my Lazer trying to tackle that much grass. Are you getting enough to mow it? Maybe rent a Bushhog the first time to cut it down to a managable height. Good Luck!
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I'll Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    YEs it can. It may need double mowing, but you can do it. I have plenty of times. I have some every other week accounts that grow that much.

    On a side note: My 52 lazer could do it but the 60 could not. (mulching)
  6. odorisio

    odorisio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    i do a slope on the river, 30 degrees, 2 foot high grass, once a month.

    it wears down the belts quicker so i charge for it. but my 36 inch with the 15 horse kohler kicks butt!!!
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    We took back a park that the city was just going to let go. I was cutting thick weeds entangled with morning glory that were 3 feet high, to stuff that was 6 feet high (as tall as I am). This was 62 acres that I cut. The newspaper AND local news came out and did a story. The cool part was that the local news filmed me as I was coming around a corner, and I was blasting stuff that was as tall as I was. I recorded the story and still have it on tape. Good stuff! :)
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    It will do it but you will be putting a beating on the machine.

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 94

    what machine did u use?
  10. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    What park, Joe? Was it a project that you took part in? I know a lot of radio stations/tv stations and other groups in the area are trying to do some neat things for the Flint area

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