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ztr matting grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HLM86, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Has anyone had any problems or complaints from customers with their ZTR matting down the grass (or packing the ground down)?
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    In taller grass our Ferris 3000 does it. It won't suck up what the front casters push over but in shorter grass this isn't a problem.
  3. HLM86

    HLM86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    i would only be cutting centipede and st. augustine with a toro or exmark ztr.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,460

    The heavier the machine the more matting we are seeing in our area. And when you use real big equipment on small properties it is harder to cross cut and make new paths each time. I see it in St Augustine and Bermuda on commericial properties. Fortunately on those properties we strip the grass down in Oct and plant winter rye so the grass gets to start over in the spring.

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