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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GMLC, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Thats terrible maybe try a lower tire pressure al around to absorb the bumps plus slowing down a bunch.
  2. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    I'm at 10 psi in the rear and 6 psi in the front @ 80 degrees which is pretty low in my book. At this point I am just starting to notice enough flex on banks and such that I can pick up terracing or crop circles if I'm not careful. Actually was thinking of going up again with 12 and 7 or putting on the no flats. May still try the bagger weight bracket and or a weight.
  3. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    I developed a bad lazy habit early on. I don't use the entire deck. I usually have my outside caster on the cut lawn loosing about 5-6" of cut so this may be what your seeing.
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Holy $hit where did the aliens come from! Man I have never seen anything like that before. I have a couple that are pretty rough but apparently not nearly as rough as that lawn. I have not encountered any kind of weird cut like that. I really loveeeeeeeeee the flat free tires on these machines. They ride so smooth and are very soft. I would put them back on and see if that helps. You mentioned the nose being light. Its not light. The two JD mowers I demoed the nose on both of them would come up off the ground going up a steep hill I have to cut. The 460 stays planted on the same hill and it is wayyyyyyyy steeper than 30 degrees. I go straight up along the house then back down and turn at the bottom and ride it sideways to the end of the backyard. These 400's are like billy goats on hills.
  5. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    It's frustrating. I have never noticed anything as sever as this in my 12 plus years. The unhappy client is just another stress factor.

    I guess it is partly where your coming from. Compared to Hustler, which handles pretty well on slopes IMO, the 460s are light in the front end. The 460 I think may be a tad better on slopes once you tighten the seat isolators a little, but it also has new tires also so it's hard to say.

    I just reinstalled the no flats and am going to run them. Found something out that I hadn't thought of before. The no flats weigh about four times as much as the pneumatics. So this may help in more weighs then one (pun intended). I'll update later.

    How about the stripe kit users? Any decreased QOC since installed?
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    I haven't noticed a decrease in qoc with the stripe kit. On the flip side it is laying some nice stripes in our now brown grass. Now cutting everything at 4" and even at 4" everything is turning brown.

    This is a junk lawn but you can see the qoc is good.

    EDIT: W T F must be a lot of people viewing my pics.

  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    My cut quality continues to be superb. Like a carpet. Sharp blades every two days.

    I have to be honest, I don't find the front end light. I have climbed some serious hills and thought I was in trouble but this thing is a billy goat. Even had my seat belt on and ROPS up I was so nervous but she stuck!!
  8. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    Did three big yards and I can't believe how nice these no flats are. I've never experienced this kind of ride and performance from a non pneumatic tire. They do somewhat reduce the bounce I am getting probably from a slower rebound time then pneumatics and also because of the additional weight in front.

    For the record, anyone who is considering G6 blades on the X Factor, I would skip it. They chop the clippings even smaller and disperse them as good or better, but I had more stragglers than ever. If I slowed to a crawl it wasn't as bad but normal speeds it was pretty terrible.
  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Here is the same property(I do on Fridays), but I tried not to overlap the stripes.




  10. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    Now that's some bling! We should charge more for striping.

    Mr. Smith I can mow your lawn for $65.00 or I can maintain your estate with stripes for $125.00!:dancing:

    Do you ever change your stripe directions on this property? All the pics I've seen have all been the same direction.

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