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Hi everyone,

 

Wanna I want to know about lawn mowing. Can anyone clear me about this?

Steve doesn't seem to have English as a first language - possible mixup in profile photo.


Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

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This joint going backwards or what  ?

 

Cheers Fred.

Yes.

 

Even the internet search for Lawn club is not as high a priority as it was. (on Bing anyway) Not sure what the G-O is with the new owners...Maybe Drew should buy the site?


Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Cool!! ive got a spare 20c, bout all i,d pay and yes Fred is right.  :)


Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

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Is John still around ? How many lawns of that size a week do you do & have you upgraded to a wider mower or a zero turn ride-on

 

As for you lot scalping.Your not the only ones.Majority of people in NZ want scalp as well.It's bloody ridiculous.Then they complain about daisies coming up the next day (Ya think !),can't understand why that would be lmao .Most lawns in Auckland are kikuyu.Pitty it ain't all buffalo grass,it'd make my job easier


Posted 31 March 2018 - 05:11 AM

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 Wanna I want ....who do the what now...

 

 

Thanks for making me clear on the topic LOL.  :P


Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

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Have you guys seen/heard of the Testarossa. Used by a lot of contractors in the South Island (NZ).

They have a fan above the blades which helps push clippings into the large plastic catcher they work well in the wet (some even use them in the rain). Normally buy the body (aprox $400) separately and bolt on what motor you want (little honda like GSV190 is most popular or suzuki two stroke). Down side plastic body last aprox 1year till it cracks or twists. Stone can blow hole thru sides and axels can break

 

here is the blurb.

 

"Testarossa mowers are the choice of professionals. Used by lawnmowing contracting all over New Zealand every day. Testarossa mowers are made in Italy by Global Garden Products (GGP) who are the largest outdoor power equipment manufacturers in Europe and produce the Castel Garden range of ride on mowers. Testarossa mowers are made with an ABS plastic chassis, very light weight and will leave a beutiful bowling green type finish on your lawn."

 

https://sesdirect.co...JBoCp3sQAvD_BwE


Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

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There was one or 2 many years ago that used them however nobody in the last 20 years that i've seen have here in auckland (where the most contractors are) just by sheer size of populace..The ones i did see in the shop were pretty beat up & to be honest looked pathetic.They're not a strong body nor are the handle attach's any good.They use a bar blade which imo is no good for a contractor.Catch wet grass ? those claims are made by adhearing to the specs of 1/3 of the grass is to be cut.However you know dam well customers want scalping all year round so that rule goes out the window..The most popular mower that was 18" push when i was working in the mower shop 20 years ago was the the red rover 18" & was used by many contractors.The ally the rovers used i assume had more silicone in it than the masport as it seemed to be quite pliable i.e not as brittle as the masport

 

That's what you should be looking at is what other contractors are using in the push range,you could ask a mower shop however you have to keep in mind they don't use them on a daily basis only work on them so they can only either tell you what they think or perhaps what may have been mentioned by a contractor.


Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

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I dont work when the lawns are to wet.

 

Me too. I agree that it's best to wait until the lawns are more dry. You will spend a lot of time cleaning up your mower. So, why to do extra work? But I also agree that much depends on the model of your mower:

 

 

 

 

My mower catches wet grass no worries is as clean as if dry.  depends on your mower,

I think it directly depends on the power of mower and quality of its blades. As for me, currently I'm using Bosch Rotak 32 and I tried several times to mow a wet lawn. So, it was easy enough. You can also watch this video. Maybe it will help you:

https://www.youtube....h?v=dPUmze6Mfg8


Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:47 PM

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My biggest issue with mowing in the wet is leaving furrows from the wheels. Im using a Rover Pro Cut 720, hell of a lot lighter than my old HRU216 and Pro Cut 50 so i get a bit more done but im not playing that game this season. More than 3mm forecast and im in front of the TV on the couch hahaha. (jokes) 

 

:D


Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:48 AM

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Reported


Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:28 PM

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He's back! lol


Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:14 PM

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Thanks for all. I get a perfect lawnmower, and I cut my lawn very quickly. I really satisfied with working this garden tools.


Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:14 AM

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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.attachicon.gif20170515_090324.jpg
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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.


How is the Victa 19" Vanguard SP holding up? Does it have a full chute? Have you come across any problems?

I'm thinking to buy one in the next few months.
Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

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How is the Victa 19" Vanguard SP holding up? Does it have a full chute? Have you come across any problems?

I'm thinking to buy one in the next few months.

nice mower but the bag is heavy, add some wet grass or a full bag gets very heavy at the back, which can do wheelies.

to me its not balanced but I could be very wrong

badger


Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:25 AM




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