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The difference between Australia and the rest of the world is the height of the cut.

For some reason most Aussies want their lawns scalped.

The rest of the world likes them lush, spongy and only top clipped.


Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:53 PM

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I try and train my clients towards a lush lawn, instead of a bowling green/putting surface…

Lush has less trouble with weed invasion, dried out brown patches, uneven surface etc., after it has been trained to grow at a taller height it is easier to look after and looks beautiful!


Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:58 PM

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Regularity of cutting would come into it too I guess - if you're mowing every week it wouldn't matter if it was 30mm or 90mm long as you're only taking the tips - most of mine won't have it done more often than 3 weekly even in summer so there's always more green to try and catch or mulch - dry, no problem - wet, fugeddaboudit!


Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

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The longer the cutting frequency, the higher the cutting height.

Start by doing your entire round just one notch higher.


Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

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Wouldn't they be crap on wet Yankee lawns too?

nope..diff grass


Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:48 PM

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Lawn height is my choice not the customer, im payed for lawn maintenance so it my job make the decisions. Mulch or catch or height.  Set ya mower at 60mm and you should be able to mulch and catch anything wet of dry. 

 

Couch is a lower  20mm


Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

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Lawn height is my choice not the customer, im payed for lawn maintenance so it my job make the decisions. Mulch or catch or height.  Set ya mower at 60mm and you should be able to mulch and catch anything wet of dry. 

 

Couch is a lower  20mm

Exactly right. At the end of the day, we are the ones doing the work and know from extensive experience what it takes to get a good finish.

 

I will only go as low as the machine, and myself, will tolerate. I'm not ruining my equipment or my back because a customer wants a scalped lawn.


Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:50 PM

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#48

Ok Croc here is my wet test results, today was a perfect day to do my tests.

And here are the results.

The first 3 are on very wet lawn with the catcher on, it was raining while i was mowing.

I must say it didn't miss a beat and no signs of clogging, so I was happy with that test.Attached File  20170515_090324.jpg   138.29KB   1 downloads

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This one was just because I can, this is the front yard of the same old house, here I used my MEY in the wet on wet lawn with the catcher on, personally this is a bit short for me especially this time of year, but this is how he insists on having it, and he's paying. Apart from that it came up well.

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The last one is of a new buffalo lawn I laid on the 11th of February this year. I originally used my MEY on it but started using the Victa when I got it 6 weeks ago and once again with winter closing in and it still being a fairly new lawn I decided to use it with the mulch attachment, and as you can see in this one it was also done today dripping wet lawn and I mulched it, and it came up a treat.

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So all up I am happy with all my equipment I used today.


Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:15 PM

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#49

Thankyou for taking the time to record this Bakes - the mulch performance looks particularly good on a sodden lawn - a Victa will be on my buy list for spring - 2 Victas actually - a Mulchmaster as well - those 2 combined with a 21" Honda should cover anything I'm likely to want to do next season

Cheers, Croc


Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

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Was in brissie yesterday. Just from my short drive around i noticed that the grass there is not as wide leafed, a paler green and not as thick as here. Smaller blocks as well, at least in the area i was in.

 

Dont know how you guys put up with all that traffic!


Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

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Was in brissie yesterday. Just from my short drive around i noticed that the grass there is not as wide leafed, a paler green and not as thick as here. Smaller blocks as well, at least in the area i was in.

 

Dont know how you guys put up with all that traffic!

Yeah the traffic is a major pain now - I'm sure it's all relative and Sydney would be worse but it caught me out when I went back to mowing - I started with about 7klm radius from home and have been trying to pull it back ever since.


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Speaking of mowing wet grass this was the first job yesterday. Look at the dew!.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

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That's some serious dew there, did you mulch or catch.


Posted Yesterday, 08:16 PM

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Mulched with a 216 mate.
Posted Yesterday, 08:24 PM

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Same on the Southside John, I waited till around 9am to start and it was still pretty heavy in the shade - but the 217 had a good day - caught them without clogging - when it works there's a lot to like about it - grass is a bit thinner now too.


Posted Yesterday, 08:40 PM

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Cheers mate the 216 does a good job.


Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

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Speaking of mowing wet grass this was the first job yesterday. Look at the dew!.

thats me most of the year, after the frost melts...lol

 

Been pissing down here yesterday and overnight. Hope i can maybe do a lawn or two later this arvo as the ground is sodden.


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