Mowing Height???

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by FCS Services, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Hello - I have a 52/25 super Z, At what height do most of you mow at?? Its usually pretty hot around and I try to mow high (the mower not me!!). I was just curious at what settings ya'all are mowing at??

  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    I am not in your area, so I cant really give you a recommendation, but I would try to mow as high as you can as it is getting hotter and drier.

  3. 46mack

    46mack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    whenever i have moved, i check with the county extension office. just tell or even show them a sample of your grass and they can tell you the optimum height. here in fl we are cutting a little shorter with the lack of rain.
  4. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Messages: 668

    shouldn't you leave it longer? longer blades help shade the soil.
  5. CutApproved

    CutApproved LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 234

    Well it really depends on the type of grass,,, Right?

    In NJ, in the spring time I'm cutting most at 3.5" and one customer likes it at 4"
    But now at this time of year I lowered to 3.25" but still cuttin the other at 4" (has sprinkler system and is the greenest lawn I have) But I cut this one even in a drought every week.
  6. jpsquared

    jpsquared LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    i have a 25/60 super and i cut most of my lawns at 2 3/4
  7. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    thanks for the input - I've been mowing at different heights to see what works best. I'm finding that every lawn is a little different - But I mostly mow and 3-3.25 inches> I have one commercial site I mow at about 4.5 inches(customers request) . it seems to be working well.

  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Is this height you guys are cutting at the indicated height as per the holes your in? If so, be cautious as this was off by quite a bit on my new SuperZ. I have it all dialed in now and it's accurate.

    I cut one lawn at 2-3/4" (thats LOW for me) and the rest are 3-1/2".

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