Walker cutting problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by edward hedrick, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a Walker MT20x48 ghs 2001 w 40 hrs. seems to leave

    grass blades when cutting thin lawns at 3' . Cut same lawn twice

    I've heard this is a characteristic of GHS deck Ed
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Walkers do cut thick lawns better than thin. But, I've seen this in all my mowers, from w/b's to push to Z-Masters. Thin grass will cut better at a lower setting. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but that's the story. In my experience anyway.

  3. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Would have to agree.......All mowers cut better in heavier grass, and will leave stringers in thin grass when cutting at higher heights. I see it with my Walker, toro, and exmark.
  4. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    The taller the grass gets the flimsier it is. Like trying to cut a wet noodle. There is not enough resistance to the blade. It will generally cut better with the GHS than the discharge deck. The fan at least pulls the grass upward as you try to cut it. My SD walker 42in. deck does terrible.
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Thank you for the help. dropped height 1 hole seemed acceptable
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    i had this problem, now i use 'razorbacks...mulching blades' they hold a good edge and lift the grass.

    i recently sold a pair to Gene GLS maybe he'll see this post and reply..

    for the price, they're worth a try in your neck of the woods....ya never know....

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