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wet grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Neil M, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Anyone have any solutions for matted down grass from the tires of the mower and the blades not lifting the grass to cut it. Very frustrating. I'm running with a Ferris IS1500 52" cut 25hp motor.
     
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    our winter rye grass is like that. It sucks. I guess wait till it dries. Or maybe try a higher lift blade.
     
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    Gonna have to live with it or wait til it dries....thats what I do!:)
     
  4. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    High lift blades, slow down a bit and raise your deck for a higher cut.
     
  5. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Wait till it dries.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    have ya tried slowing down and/or lowering the deck 1/4"?
     
  7. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    I usually lower the deck, and sometimes go back over the stripe in the opposite direction. Seems to raise it up and not lay it over as much.
     
  8. davidcalhoun

    davidcalhoun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,045

    Lower the deck slightly to create more of a lift/suction and go slower so the deck has a better chance to lift this area of the caster wheel path.

    Depending on the wet conditions, you might still have to deal with grass clumping.
     
  9. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Try a front mount mower. Cuts it before front wheels run over grass.
     

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