mowing short with a ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnrich, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. lawnrich

    lawnrich LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    how do u prevent scalping when mowing short with a ztr. i mow high and the grass pushes (lays)down.
    high mowing doesn't strip well
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Cut it high on one pass and then lower on the next pass. You can also get high lift blades or use double blades to lift the grass up when you go over it.
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    What is short in inches? You may not be able to do both if you cut too low and your deck is wide on uneven lawns, ditches, etc. I big ZTR is not the best for badly uneven lawns. You can always use a smaller mower for the difficult areas such as ditches, ridges, etc. I see alot use the two mower approach or even three.
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Ya, how short is short:confused: :confused:

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