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Scrape/Clean Under Mower Deck-How Often?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wolfie's L&L, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I've been searching for a thread that relates to this, but I haven't found one.

    How often do you scrape and clean underneath your mower decks-both riders and wb's? I try to do it at least every 2-3 days. Also lubricate the blades and other maintenance I see that are needed.


    DBALLARD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Spray WD40 or Pam under your deck in stiuations that may cause grass to stick - it will save you alot of scraping time.
  3. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Haven't clean decks in 10 yr. but we use MEG MO blades
  4. fubunics

    fubunics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    One of my favorite 'sayings' is : 'Nobody likes a Liar'.:rolleyes:

    I try to scrape the decks every 3 or 4 days, but probably should do it daily. I need to try the Pam trick, as I've heard that it does work well. I tried wd40 and it only made it worse, although my deck wasn't completely clean when I sprayed it on.
  5. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    depends on the day. In the spring we scrape them after each day of use. The summer & fall: if the grass is dry and not too tall we can usually leave them for a few more days.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    No scraping here, but I use Meg Mo blades too. But even with stock blades, I never had to scrape as much as some of you say you do.
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    depends on the weather. If the grass is wet, we have to do it several times at each account. If its dry...... we get away with it until the grass is wet again.
    or, if i stop home to use the 'john', gotta make my guy do something...........
  8. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I do the PAM trick and it works. Have not cleaned under my deck in a few weeks. I do it every few weeks but put PAM on every day or every other day. Not as much now as the grass is drying out due to the summer but we have been overly wet up here in Michigan and usually have dew on the lawns until Noon depending on sun/shade areas so I still put the PAM on. Works like a charm. But I am spending a ton on PAM though, beats scraping every day, so I guess its a plus.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I scrape AS NEEDED.
  10. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Maybe I'll try the Pam and WD40 idea this weekend.


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