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A few of the LCO's here have some of them. Local dealer asked me about trying one. Told him I didn't think so, he asked why?, I told him I drive by some lawns cut with one everyday, the quality of cut doesn't impress me. Stripping quality was lacking real bad, and clumping was real bad.
Evan: I think it makes a differance on who is operating a machine, how it cuts, because I saw a crew mowing a lawn across the street with Z Masters that was clumping big time on a lawn that doesn't look like it ever gets fertilized. It was wet, but so was the lawn I was mowing and mine wasn't clumping. I don't know what they were doing, but it looked very bad. It hadn't grown a whole lot either and it seemed like I was cutting taller grass than them. I know you said you can't make yours clump in wet grass, but they sure could.
I agree on mower comparison. Side by side, same exact lawn. As for clumping. I found that wet grass clumps no matter what mower I use. Exmark Lazer or turf tracer hp. Dry grass , no problem, but here in the northeast there hasn't been any dry grass all year.
I agree with Lazer and Jaybee, what I was trying to say is, it may not be the mowers fault. Evan has said in past posts that his Z Master cuts wet grass perfectly, but I saw the same brand clumping, so it must be something the operators were doing wrong. The grass they were mowing is right across the street from where I was mowing and right next to another lawn we mow. They might have been cutting an inch shorter or something like that when they should have been cutting at the same or higher than the previous week. I have no idea, but it wasn't looking good. They might of had a deck that was completely clogged up too. I agree that I could make any deck clump up a lawn if I wanted to. It's just that some can't make a lawn look good, in any conditions.