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Triadvantage deck meets WD 40

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Turf Commando, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Well, after months of frustation, I decided to go ahead and try a lubricant spray under my Turf Tracer HP, Triadvantage deck....

    (1) scrape deck
    (2) Spray degreaser (carefully) around spindles
    (3) Pressure wash deck
    (4) Saturate deck with wd 40
    (5) Engage blades to remove any excess lubricant

    Conclusion; after mowing thick fescue and rye lawns there was little to no accumulation...
    It was nice to mow a whole day, without having to scrap the deck from previous lawns..

    It's an inexpensive way to make your day ...!
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    sure is, but it does not last long unfortunatley. i did it earlier this spring
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,084

    Fluid film does a better job, but still won't last very long.
  4. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I've been applying fluid film to the deck on my lazer z every time I scrape/change blades. Each time there is less build up and the grass scrapes off easier and easier each time. I highly recommend it. It doesn't eliminate build up but greatly reduces it.
  5. jelgan

    jelgan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Redskins--same here--I haven't applied none for at least 3 blade changes with very little build up.
  6. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Only thing is you have to maintain the deck (re apply lubricant) but sure beats scraping 10 lbs of clippings daily...
  7. Larry Overcash

    Larry Overcash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I use Fluid Film also, and it works great. I wish it wasn't so damn expensive though.
  8. M&S_Lawncare

    M&S_Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Don't like to add lubricants that could possibly damage customers lawn or cause spots.

    I scrape and change blades daily and haven't had much build up.

    Keep em sharp and clean !!!!!
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    By the time ,I engage blades, there's a thin film, enough to make slick surface but far from an oil spill....
    Haven't had any issues with spots or damage .... in fact my cut quality is even better now..
  10. Bassmar

    Bassmar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have been using Mo Deck from Tractor supply, It works very well. I have been mowing lots of wet lawns due to weather and the deck is clean and shinny, I apply once every month and there is minimal scraping. It is expensive though.

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