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Streaks in Lawn

River Hill

LawnSite Member
Location
Maryland
Do any of you guys experince streaks in your lawns when cutting thick or tall grass? I sometimes experice this on my Exmark Turf Tracer HP 48". It seems the streaks are where the blades meet, that little 1/4" area. I don't have this problem with my Metro 36" . I was just wondering if others are having the same problem with their mowers and any way to prevent it.
 

Scraper

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
SE Pennsylvania
Are you using manufacturer blades or aftermarket? I have noticed many aftermarket blades are a little off-spec (i.e. shorter) from the manufacturer's vblades. This little bit times two makes a larger gap between the blades. If not, try slowing down.
 

Dingo

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
Yeah i have this damn problem and it pisses me off cause i have to go back and cut it again. I use the manufac. blades for it. you guys have any tips.<br>Dingo
 

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
I run any blade I can find cheap on my CHOPPERS and have never experienced this. HMMMMM could it be.............nevermind!<p>Homer
 

lawnnut

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
Homer who uses grey Dixons<br>Have you picked up any rain yet.<br>Brians e-mail exmark they have been pretty good about getting back in past<br>
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
Dull blades+grass under deck+high grass=streaks. The exmark has only 1&quot; overlap, high grass will cause two stripes, where the outside blades overlap the center blade, keep blades sharp, deck clean, and dont take off so much between cuttings. Oh yeah, you can always double-cut!<p>Bill
 

Doug406

LawnSite Member
Location
Michigan
It is the tip speed + power, my 50 gravely 18 hp does this in tall grass, but the 25hp toro z 62's never do, complete acurate cut. most of the time I can even cut at 9 mph on an open section, cutting perfectly, no joke!! CLEAN CUT, NOT RIPPED.
 

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
NO, NOT ONE SINGLE DROP OF RAIN IN OVER 2 WEEKS............HIGH TODAY WAS 98! TIMES RUNNING OUT..................<p>HOMER
 

MOW ED

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
N.E. Wisconsin
I have a Walker with 42GHS and the blades overlap by an inch and the same thing happens to me in wet heavier grass if I go too fast. I'm sure that the blades arent as sharp as they should be too.
 


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