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Old 02-28-2008, 04:58 PM
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i have a 42in 20hp walker, bought it brand new, as of now its 5 months old. I have been mowing with it for a while. Which i have noticed when i bag grass and leaves at 2.5(mowing level) that i either have to go over the same path 2 times for it to pick up good or lower the deck, which when i lower the deck it scraps the grass.

I would figure if the cutting height is at 2.5 or higher it should pick up very good.

I went to my dealer and they told me that air is getting under it, cause the grass isnt growing much. I think he was telling me a bunch of bull. Cause i have seen yards clean as a whisle when the grass isnt growing when bagged.

At times, if there is a bunch of leaves, it will only pick up half of them.

When i bag a yard i want it to be clean, not leaves and all still in the yard

Any idea what could be wrong.......
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i also have a 60in 23hp exmark with a triton deck, when i mulch with it, it does a half but job also, it leaves trails of grass and leaves from the right side of the deck once mowed, i have the deck encloded so the grass cant be thrown out, it is supposed to mulch everything and lay it back down..

any idea y its not mulching correctly



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Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Feb. 28 2008,5:58)]i have a 42in 20hp walker, bought it brand new, as of now its 5 months old. I have been mowing with it for a while. Which i have noticed when i bag grass and leaves at 2.5(mowing level) that i either have to go over the same path 2 times for it to pick up good or lower the deck, which when i lower the deck it scraps the grass.

I would figure if the cutting height is at 2.5 or higher it should pick up very good.

I went to my dealer and they told me that air is getting under it, cause the grass isnt growing much. I think he was telling me a bunch of bull. Cause i have seen yards clean as a whisle when the grass isnt growing when bagged.

At times, if there is a bunch of leaves, it will only pick up half of them.

When i bag a yard i want it to be clean, not leaves and all still in the yard

Any idea what could be wrong.......
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i also have a 60in 23hp exmark with a triton deck, when i mulch with it, it does a half but job also, it leaves trails of grass and leaves from the right side of the deck once mowed, i have the deck encloded so the grass cant be thrown out, it is supposed to mulch everything and lay it back down..

any idea y its not mulching correctly
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I have a few questions that might help tell what the problem is... one does it work at any height. two did it start suddenly or did it always do this.

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Quote[/b] (Badboyztr @ Feb. 29 2008,12:45)]I have a few questions that might help tell what the problem is... one does it work at any height. *two did it start suddenly or did it always do this.

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the walker works at any height, but barly picks up anything. I made a pass on it this morning at my dads before i was going to take it out. His yard is full of leaves. And it barly did anything, so i put it up.

i noticed this not to long ago. It picked up real good when i first bought it

in order for me to get a good suction in a yard i have to put it on 1 1/2 -2, which is bad for the grass,lol

also its been a while since i changed the blades on the walker, i had read somewhere that dull blades could make it lose suction



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1st check to see if the deck is clogged up, Remove any built up grass clumps, Most machines will do a lousy job if the deck is full of crud. & yes check your blades.... If they are worn & the fin at the back of the blade is gone it will cause suction loss. Change the blades & make sure your deck & bagging system is clear. If your blades suck, your deck won't suck.... then your job sucks.
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Quote[/b] (musician/lawnman @ Feb. 29 2008,10:38)]1st check to see if the deck is clogged up, *Remove any built up grass clumps, *Most machines will do a lousy job if the deck is full of crud. *& yes check your blades.... *If they are worn & the fin at the back of the blade is gone it will cause suction loss. *Change the blades & make sure your deck & bagging system is clear. * If your blades suck, your deck won't suck.... then your job sucks. * *
k, thanks for the info, i have checked the shout and all, all that is clear, must be the blades, off to the store to get some new ones.



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