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Poor Cut Quality

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by statman, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I have a 2004 Exmark 52 Lazer hp with about 350 hours. When I cut yards this week the cut quality wasn't up to par. I was leaving two strips of uncut grass and some stringers. The grass is finally growing again, but I'm having to double cut. I even tried running doubles, but still getting the same problems. Any ideas??? Could the sping bearings be going out?
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Whats the condition of the blades?
  3. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Freshly sharpened
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Sometimes mine will leave the little stringers like that when I get clumps of grass stuck under the deck. I have noticed that this occurs more when I use the Gator blades.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Deck pitch may be off. Check the air in the tires. Start with the rear first.
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Check the for a broken spindle.
  7. hustlerdealer

    hustlerdealer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    try a positive rake on the deck
  8. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Some times deck belts slip and don't show any signs. May be the belt stretched or the spring.
  9. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    You may want to do a search on the eXmark forum here. I believe I saw something relating to what you are experiencing about a year ago.
  10. D Fricks

    D Fricks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Check your idler pulley on the deck make sure it is working smoothly might want to take it off clean and grease without tension on the belt .

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