How do I deal with wet yards?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green-pa, May 9, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    How can u cut wet grass? Does having sharp blades help a lot to reduce clumping? Also, does non-stick cooking spray, when applied to bottom of deck, help prevent clumps?
  2. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    That's the worse!!! It keep jamming the blades, all clog up, have to keep flipping the mower over to clear it. What a mess!!! I would like to know too. I am not so sure a sharper blade will do, I just change a new blade but have not have a chance to try on a wet lawn, whether is getting dry.
  3. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Some mowers handle wet better than others, that's really what it boils down to. When I worked on a Steiner at a golf course, I could run that thing in heavy rain and it just blew the grass out and cut even as can be. My Ferris IS1500? Better be dry or it's going to clog after two passes if it's wet. The Deere WB I use is better, but it still doesn't fly in the wet stuff.
  4. The only thing I've found that helps much is using double blades. High lifts on the bottom and Gators on the top.
    But then you'll have problems with the discharge hitting stuff.
    My walk behind is the only mower that I can use double blades on. The other mowers have those blade saddles and I can't mount the blades in the "X" pattern.
  5. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    How good are the Honda HRC 21" mower. I am not going to buy any biggers ones.........Nobody buy bigger ones here unless you do playground and fields.

    Any good 21" mower that is good at wet lawns, I am so sick and tire of the jamming.
  6. NJT

    NJT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    If I have to cut in the rain, I raise the deck and barely cut the lawn. Keep it pretty til next week. Then give it a good cut.
  7. Blueribbonlawns

    Blueribbonlawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Get a walker they do the best
  8. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Messages: 178

    If I get to a customers yard and it's wet from watering, I won't mow it. They now when I'm coming and what day I come. It says on the contract about this.
  9. ribbie78

    ribbie78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    how often does it rain in New Mexico? Nobody waters their lawns around here because God does a really good job of it. He watered our lawns about 10 times in the last two weeks!
  10. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    This seems the best for us. In about a month though watch out for fungus. This seems to be one of our biggest obstacles every year

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