Suddenly have poor cutting problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by goodgreen, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Sounds like you need a drink of "orange" Koolaid! :)
  2. Mr. McBeevee

    Mr. McBeevee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    you should probably have 1/8 to 1/4" rake or pitch. the front of the blade should be this much lower than the back of the blade. good luck
  3. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    It's probably air pressure in the tires or a bent spindle as others have mentioned.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,141

    I would check to make sure the deck is not in the transport position.
    Oh, and try engaging the blades via the PTO / electronic clutch switch.
    Don't laugh until you are certain that was not the problem.
  5. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    What has the weather been like up there? starting to dry out?

    Now is the time of year lawns start to dry up around here. The grass gets "wimpy" and doesn't stand up like it does when it has plenty of moisture. The front casters lay the grass down and it doesn't pop back up.

    My advise to you would be to use a good sharp set of high lifts and discharge the clippings. You may have more blowout but it will improve cut quality and reduce the need to double cut.

    Hope that helps.


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