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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greensco landscaping, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. greensco landscaping

    greensco landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    my mower a king-o-lawn is scalping i just bought it from the swap meet for 20 bucks but i got alot of scalping in my front yard i also have to sprint to keep up with the damn thing what should i do
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Is it cutting to short?

    Raise the cutting height
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    look no farther than the hands on the machine for culpability.

    scalping is operator error.

    buying a king-o-lawn at a swap meet and paying $20 for it is another operator error.

  4. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Ditto, here.

    Write it off as a $20 loss and go buy a good mower with a floating deck or deck rollers. That's if you didn't correct the problem by adjusting the height.

  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Operator error it could be. Also what plays into that is the cutting height.

    BTW what is a "king o lawn" mower?
  6. new-man

    new-man LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 63

    my rider is a old mower

    it has 2 be the scalp king!!!
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sounds like something made in the ROK or China to me???
  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Get some rollerskates, or get a bike seat, and make a sulky. And put the blade on right side up.
  9. rs-gmc

    rs-gmc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Raise the deck!!!
  10. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Take the blade(s) off, hook up a wagon to it, use for hauling where you can't drive to.
    Then go out and buy a real commercial mower, they come with operators manuals.

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