What causes this (PICS)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grant11, May 13, 2014.

  1. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    Sigh... The more you say, the less your value. Keep padding your post count.:rolleyes:

    Op, you have done evrything I can think of. Check again to make sure the blades are correct, undamaged, and installed correctly.
  2. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Are the blades upside down? Pretty dumb answer but you never know!
  3. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,045

    Clean deck, sharpen blades, and try cutting at 2-3 different settings. Worse comes to worse use the blower lightly to blend it in at the end.
  4. Mike NY

    Mike NY LawnSite Member
    from NY.
    Messages: 110

    Check for:
    Grass build-up under deck. Air flow.
    Blades : good, sharp, upside down, bent.
    Belt wear, tension, pulleys worn, spindles.
    Deck pitch. 1/4- low to front.
    engine RPM.
    Going to fast for conditions, rutted yard.
    Its probably one or a combo of these problems.
  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    That is very true on their spindles.

    Have you check if you have washers on your blades reversed this is a common mistake I have seen many people do.
  6. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    The washers are in the correct spot. I shook the pulleys on the spindles and they didn't budge. also they operate nice and quietly so I don't think its spindles
  7. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    How many hours on that engine?
    From the pic posted I don't see an ultra thick, hyper-fertilized stand of turf, so a turf tracer with fresh belts and blades correctly adjusted should cut that with ease.
    My oldest turf tracer, a 2008, has thousands of hrs. on the original kaw, new coils last summer.
    It's cutting some insane growth right now, and holding on, but I know that engine won't last forever.
  8. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    The mower only has 340 hours on 23 horse kawasaki :weightlifter:
    That lawn is pretty thick and I would say its 'moderatly fertilizied' but it shouldn't be giving this mower any problems
  9. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

  10. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I am having the same issue on 2 of my lawns.. Other than cranking up the RPM's and slowing down i haven't found anything else to correct it.

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