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High Lifts slow motor?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by rjprice, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. rjprice

    rjprice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm a homeowner with a 2006 Scag Tiger Cub. I just replaced my original equipment low-lift blades with high-lifts. It seems to bog down in really high grass, now. Is this normal? It seems the drag would be higher due to the much larger sail on the blades but I was not sure. Any ideas????
  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

  3. chammons

    chammons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    The high lift blades are creating more vac and it is keeping the grass in the deck and not discharging as efficently as the mid or low lift blades. One question, is the grass also wet? It only happens to me when the grass is wet..not just tall.
  4. rjprice

    rjprice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Yes, the grass is a little wet. It's been raining here in Texas for a month.
  5. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I noticed that. I have a Scag Wildcat 52" with 26HP LC Kawasaki. When I put the Oregon high lifts on and hit heavy bahia it does slow down. The grass was dry, but I have been working the last three weeks, 12 hours at my hospital, then mowing after I get home, so am trying to go fast . Slow down a bit and they will straighten the grass up and give a better cut. The way I was going all I wanted to do was knock it down. The regular blades breeze right through with no engine pull down.
  6. chammons

    chammons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    That is what I thought...I am from OK and we are getting the same rain. On sunday we got 3.25" of rain in an hour and a half. So far over 50" this year!!!

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