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quality of cut question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by flatlander42, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Have any of you had ANY experience with this style of mower? Rear Engine Rider.

    I have a "project" that I want to use the deck off of a mower like this for. The only thing is that I'd like to be able to go about 7mph, and still do a good job. I don't want to get toooo deep into it and find out that the deck don't do worth a hoot. Soo, any information is Good Information!

  2. hornett22

    hornett22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    they have a long blade.i don't think it will cut well over 2 MPH
  3. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Even if you speed things up? As in mount the motor to the rear and use pulleys to increase the blade speed...?
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    If that you mowing, you have a lot to learn. :D

    I wouldn't fool with it myself.
  5. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Had a couple of the snapper rear engine riders in the past. A 28" deck that gave a good cut at moderate speed with minimal growth. The 33" cut ok, but needed to run very slow to keep up with any thick grass and bogged often even at a snail's pace. It is probably the most common consumer mower around here though.
  6. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    That was just a video I found to use as an example of the type of mower I was talking about. I don't have any videos of me mowing, but if ya look ya can find pics of what I have!

    I will not be using anything but the deck. If it had more power do you think that it would be worth a shot? The grass I cut is mowed every week, so overgrown grass is not much of an issue.
  7. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    elaborate with what your trying to do with the deck.
  8. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    I want to try and make a "wing deck"/"flex deck" that would be off to the side of my 48" wakler. Thought of using a 21", but thought I'd give a little bit begger deck a try.

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