Why does my mower stripe better with no bag?

trimmasters

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ashland, Ohio
My guess is there is restence caused by the bag. there for less air flow = less suction under the deck so the grass is not pulling to the direction you are going.<br>All the accounts I bag are so small you really can't tell how the stripes would go, for we have to back up over the same spot to get out.<br>
 

turfquip

LawnSite Senior Member
A rear bagger's cloth/poly type grass bag should be considered a routine maintenance item the same way as the underside of your mowing deck is, just not quite as often. I use a whisk broom once a week on the inside of mine to unclog the pores. If you've never done it, you may need to use a scraper to knock off major accumulations. You can also power wash these things which does a good job, but will render the bag out of service until it dries.<p>As a previous poster said, it's all about air flow. Deck design and bagging material work in sync to produce the maximum quality cut.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: turfquip dot com
 

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