Should I trade Deere 717A

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by jgrand, May 30, 2013.

  1. jgrand

    jgrand LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I bought a used John Deere 717a 48" cut. I only have a few properties where I use it as I mostly build outdoor structures and flower beds along with other things. The one area I do mow with most frequently stays moist. I have a proble rutting the area up when turning. Even if I do Y turn or turn slowly. I am not in love with the way it mows but it could be the blades. The area I mow is about an acrea around a pond. I find the Deere doesnt mulch real well but again that may be the blades. Any suggestions.
  2. LawnCareNoobie

    LawnCareNoobie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Use high lift blades, the 7 iron deck works best with those. If you want to really mulch, you need a mulch kit and gator blades.

    Not sure why you want to mulch when u have a 7 iron deck.

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