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post #1 of 5 Old 06-10-2019, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Only way to cut is shoot the grass out in the road

The only way "Tractor Time with Tim" can cut his ditch close to the road is shoot the grass out in the road, then turn around and blow it back in the ditch.


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Re: Only way to cut is shoot the grass out in the road

I bet if he lifted the plastic deflector up, he could shoot it the other way...just sayin'

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Re: Only way to cut is shoot the grass out in the road

He says it in the video he can't do it so I guess he tried it and failed.

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Re: Only way to cut is shoot the grass out in the road

I think if he mowed more often so there wasn't as much clippings to discharge, he could shoot it in the other direction. I put an OCDC lever on my deck so I can lift the chute to mitigate clogging. If/when I mow reverse NASCAR, meaning I discharge onto the yet uncut grass, lifting the chute with the OCDC lever helps.

The roadside out in front of my property has very narrow shoulders and steep banks. If I mow only the shoulder and leave the banks uncut, the grass/weeds on the bank grow up to form a barrier that is hard to discharge against. I have to reach out with my string trimmer to keep them under control. In hindsight I should have gotten the longer straight shaft version.

In that guys video, you can see how much yaw there is when he traverses that slope. He does have the right machine though to do it. I wonder though if he should be running with less air in the tires.

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Re: Only way to cut is shoot the grass out in the road

I got this problem licked by getting a Husqvarna R322TX mower with 112 Combi deck. When the mulch plug is removed it can handle tall thick growth with ease and rear discharge it without clogging.

As for mowing a side slope, it cannot match that Ventrac. The Ventrac being a true articulated mower is more balanced, pointing the front wheels up-slope while also pointing the rear down-slope when you steer. The Husqvarna is rear wheel steer in as the rear hydro pivots on the centre of the axle so to steer up-slope, it points the rear wheels down-slope.

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