The new Super Z Any updates?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by HenryB, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I will let the photos talk for themselves but yes, grass was very long but still...


  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I guess my point is, Im not really impressed with the discharge. The windrows and clumps are just lining up just outside of the deck. Its like they are not being ejected by the outside blade but being pushed out. I cant really see whats going on due to the OCDC and or the chute. The XR7 deck would of had no drama with the grass in these pics below.

    The V in VX4 stands for velocity! I just not seing that. It does get long grass out of the deck and cuts the actual grass fine (usually) but the discharge is less than impressive.

    Another lawn, 10days growth. Grass no where near as long as the last photos...

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  3. LawnSite Member
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    What blades are you using? Maybe going with something with higher lift will throw the clipping a bit farther/chop them better... (Gator G6?)
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice pics mick. i looked at some of them and some of the yards looked really good. maybe you went over those 2 times?


  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I know several here have said that since the stock blades on the SZ's are .205" or so, that the heavier .250" G6's will bog the engine down too much with those super sized hydro's, but I find that hard to believe, especially with the engine you now have.

    Give them a shot, or maybe the new G5's (same as G6 exactly, but .205") when they hit the market. They really do move some air, and they also chop the heck out of the clippings, so maybe the high air flow, and smaller clippings will go a long way towards eliminating the clumping/windrowing.

    Where's the video bro? LOL
    I know you had a video of the place in your top set of pics using your old Z.
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Jason, where'd you lift those pics from?
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    that link he posted earlier in this thread. :laugh:
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I must have looked right passed them when I opened that after he posted it.:hammerhead:
  9. Green Mtn. Guy

    Green Mtn. Guy LawnSite Member
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    Mick what is your cut height? Was just about to buy same set up as you but after seeing the clumping I'm not so sure. I cut around 2" here on Kauai. Anymore insight on the clumping issue? Thanks
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I cant say whether you'd have clumping issues or not, its something you will have to check out yourself at the demo. The reason for the picks is just to point out that there may be problems. The deck was set to around 3.25" in the picks below. Thats 1/4" lower than the last lot of this place.

    The nicer finished small lawns have been double cut. There was a heap of seed stems so they needed to be chopped. I also think they didnt help with clumping. Im getting clumping on nice lawns as well. Also, have little room for clippings so chop them up as much as I can.

    I havent tried the G6 blades yet but will keep them in mind however I dont think its the clipping size, I think grass builds up somewhere on the discharge opening and then falls to the ground. The clumping isnt always bad but there always seems to be a bit of thickness to the amount just outside of the deck rather than a nice even spread.

    Anyway, went back and recut that place again yesterday so 3.5-4days growth

    1st pick is pretty much what it looked like when I started. Notice the windrows?
    3rd and 4th has been cut and starting the "feathering" (raise deck .5" and recut)
    Last picks is how I left the place. Not perfect but acceptable IMO all things considered.

    The wet patch near that building is from sewerage outlet. Ive been telling them for years to move it every day. At least now they'll see why! Just cant tell some people! :hammerhead:







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