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SIDE DISCHARGE MOWERS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Jul 1, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    HOW DO YOU CUT WITHOUT HAVING PILES OF GRASS LAYING ON THE LAWN? BEEN MOWING WITH A SIMPLICTY BROODMOOR TRACTOR AND IT'S LEAVING PILES OF GRASS. HAVE BEEN GOING OVER IT SEVERAL TIMES TO TRY AND CHOP IT UP. IS THERE AN EASIER WAY TO GET A NICE FINISH CUT WITHOUT GOING OVER IT SEVERAL TIMES? PLEASE HELP! MOWMAN
     
  2. All Green

    All Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    TRY a mulching blade gators ?
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    Do you have a chute deflector on it? If so, that will make it all pile up instead of spreading the clippings out evenly. If the deflector is off and it's still doing this, try using 2 blades per spindle if this mower will handle it. That chops up the clipping much better and spreads them out better also.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    Also try cutting more often. This will produce less clippings.
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    try high lift blades. I used standard lift for a long time not even knowing that high lifts were available.<p>standard lift gators did not seem to make much of a difference.<p>thanks to information sharing on this forum, got a hold of the high lifts and what a difference.<p>unfortunately, I'm eating about five times the dust and clippings back in my face. trade offs.<p>can't wait for dry leaf mulching time this fall.<p>GEO
     
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Begin your cut in the middle of the lawn and move the clippings to the outer perimeter. Just keep working from the middle out and blow it out not in back on the cut grass. You will spend more time this way but the end result will be a clean finished look. <p>Homer
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    There is no secret. First cut the grass more often and second cut it with a commercial mower. This is a &lt;i&gt;&lt;b&gt;commercial&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt; mower forum.
     
  8. slingshot

    slingshot LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 115

    good reply richard or do they call you #$@^ YOU MUST BE A PRO very simple we arent all as knowledgable as you<br>
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    mowman:Let the grass dry off befor you start to mow.It makes a world of differance.
     
  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    or get a toro commercial mower with a super flow deck and you can cut in wet or dry grass with even dispersal!
     

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