Quality of Cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by james mcdonald, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. james mcdonald

    james mcdonald LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I am looking at the following three mowers and would like feed back on the quality of cut on lawns consisting of a combination of burmuda grass, fescue, and clover, cut down to 1-1/2 to 2 inches, side discharge. The grass is generally at about 3 to 4 inches in length when cut. I do not want to double cut.

    2006 Scagg tiger cub with 48 inch velocity deck.
    2006 Dixon Kodiac with 50 inch deck
    2006 Toro Z master with 48 inch turbo force deck.
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,278

    Well if you are cutting off that much grass at one time I would go with the toro turbo force deck. You can open the baffle all the way open and that will allow for all those clippings to be expelled easily. I dont cut they type of grass so take what I just said with a grain of salt.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i second the turbo force. i've never used it, but from what i've heard and the conditions you listed, it sounds like the right choice.
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I have the Turbo Force deck on all my Toro's walkbehinds and Z and they have the best cut out there. I would highly reccomend you go with Toro.
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Well, I don't generally cut that short....
    But I do have a couple of lawns that are mostly bermuda and clover, with some fescue and other weeds mixed in... and I do cut those around 2"-2.5".

    I've had great success with it using my 60" Command Cut deck (Cub Commercial / Lesco)

    My advice to you is to demo all three of those you listed.

    They probably all will do well.
    If not, try a Cub/Lesco.
  6. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    hello, u must have some very well maintained lawns .Cutting at 1 1/2 inches the ground must be extremely flat to prevent scalping . 1 3/4--2.0 imo would be best . In my own experience my turbo force deck cuts superior to my walker 52 inch .Another optoin is to remove the"" turbo baffle"" 4 even greater long wet grass performance .

  7. james mcdonald

    james mcdonald LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Thanks to everyone that responded. Toros are also the mowers that I see most used on fine yards around here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are lots of other mowers available that I ususally see used on highway rights of way, but on residential type yards, toros are what I see most used. Thanks for your input, it will help me make my decision on what I will purchase.

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