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first cut of the year

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smarino21, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I never really noticed but how short should the first cut be of the year i got a scag tiger cub. I think the high is a lil diff then exmark and others it seems like i cut 3" on mine and its too short but 3" exmark is ok idk? Let me know?
  2. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    You need to measure your actual blade height from the ground on level ground. John Deere makes a guage for this. Most people recommend 1/8 to 1/4 down in front, but my Scags cut better when the deck is perfectly level. My Exmark at 1000 hrs was cutting at 2 1/4" when the height indicator was set at 3". I had to replace some pieces to get it back up. 3" is about right for fescue.

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