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mowing and killing the grass in one easy step...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by the point man, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. the point man

    the point man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Hi Guys, been a long time gone, it's nice to come back to this
    site and find the quality still here. Here's my problem: I run with
    two JD LX-266 tractors w/ 48" decks. Even after I balance the
    decks, I find that I'm tearing out the grass with the deck guide
    wheels when I encircle trees, bushes, etc. while mowing. The
    guide wheels are not the caster-type, they don't swivel, and
    therefore unless I'm mowing in a straight line they tend to
    scrape. Anyone else have this problem and short of installing
    caster-type wheels, is there a solution?
  2. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    easy solutuion ... remove them
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    That, or raise them up more I would think.

    I know exactly what you are saying. Before I got into this business, I owned a JD 160 (or 180 can't remember) that I used on my farm. I used to have to steer with my left hand and have my right hand on the lever that would raise and lower the deck. Needless to say, that unit is not part of my biz operations.

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