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I have always noticed in shady areas of St. Augustine my mower will leave stringers. I have narrowed it down to the blades of grass being weaker and therefore get pushed over. My mower just doesn't have enough vacume so its missing and leaving stringers. If I lower the deck I won't have any problems. but then the turf starts to thin.

My buddy has the same mower as me and he has the same issue. I should get with him about it.

Anybody else in Florida have this problem? Seems like the eXmarks don't have this problem.
 

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I have always noticed in shady areas of St. Augustine my mower will leave stringers. I have narrowed it down to the blades of grass being weaker and therefore get pushed over. My mower just doesn't have enough vacume so its missing and leaving stringers. If I lower the deck I won't have any problems. but then the turf starts to thin.

My buddy has the same mower as me and he has the same issue. I should get with him about it.

Anybody else in Florida have this problem? Seems like the eXmarks don't have this problem.
You running a Toro?
 

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I cut st. augustine and I don't have stringers anytime. I run a 48" cub with low lifts. I would try some high lifts. the toros don't have the vacuum that my scag has. The high lifts should take care of this.
 

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I'll slap the highs back on. The blades I'm using now have more blade surface area. i.e the sharp part goes almost the whole length of the blade. I was told by my dealer and a bunch of other guys to use that type of blade in the summer. As it cuts through the thick grass better, with out bogging as much.
 
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