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So I found that my exhaust tube bolts on my zero had come loose. I had lost one and found the other on the ground. I took it in for repair since it is still under warranty. When I went to pick it up they had sharpened the blade. The mower only has 6 hours on it. I was informed that it would need to be sharpened about every 5 hours or so, and especially here in FL and winter time due to the soil acting upon it like a "sandblaster". I'm in the Central FL area and just wondering if there is anymore info out there or did they want to make a dime because of the warranty work? Thanks.
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Over time the "sandblasting" will destroy your mower deck. I welded 1/4 steel plate on mine and the sand went through that as well.... Depending on how much work you do daily should determine when to sharpen the blades.. If you mow 5-10 1/4 acre homes daily, then Id sharpen them daily..

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Wow maybe salt lake city lawn care is a bit different? SO you guys cut lawns thats real sandy? thats nothing like that here its nice soil for the most part and each of my trucks cut about 20 lawns a day 5 days a week and only need to sharpen once a week depending on how many things they hit but typically once a week.
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Florida is naturally sandy.. The only way to get away from sand is to have good clean dirt dumped on top of the grass..
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Over time the "sandblasting" will destroy your mower deck. I welded 1/4 steel plate on mine and the sand went through that as well.... Depending on how much work you do daily should determine when to sharpen the blades.. If you mow 5-10 1/4 acre homes daily, then Id sharpen them daily..

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Holy smokes that is something, I often wondered how companies that face a lot of sand fare mowing, I have been to Florida many times with my parents years ago then with my own kids, it must be brutal mowing in the summer.

We do not face the sand issue here so blades are generally sharpened once a week unless someone hit something then they are sharpened on the spot.
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wow. it must be easy for you guys to sharpen your blades since you do it every week. I end up sharpening mine every moth (2-5 cuts per week depending on time of year) because it is such a pain. How do you guys do it?
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wow. it must be easy for you guys to sharpen your blades since you do it every week. I end up sharpening mine every moth (2-5 cuts per week depending on time of year) because it is such a pain. How do you guys do it?
It's super easy to take the decks off the X749 garden tractors, then I or one of the staff use this unit and a cordless drill, just takes a few min's, same with push mowers

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the only problem I see with that, is that my mower is a mulcher and for some reason it says not for mulching blades....think it would make a diference? or would it probably be ok?
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the only problem I see with that, is that my mower is a mulcher and for some reason it says not for mulching blades....think it would make a diference? or would it probably be ok?
My blades are all Gator high lift, I have no idea why it says that as it works perfect for me.
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I run wavy mulchers.. I sharpen them with an angle grinder and a vise..
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