BX 54” fine cut MMM review
Even after 9 years of owning my BX1860 it once in while it still surprises me. I just returned from a long vacation during the fastest grass growing season of the year. Just before leaving I aerated, fertilized, limed, knowing it would make it grow fast but, I was shocked how high the grass was when I got back. I didn’t measure, but almost as tall as the front tires, so probably more that 12”, dark green, thick, and to make matters worse, rained all day the first day back. Next day it was partly cloudy, by the end of the day it was dry on top, but still wet lower down. I couldn’t stand looking at it any longer so decided to try cut it, see what happens. I had visions of clogging, big clumps of grass discharged, bad un-even cut, bogging tractor down. Turns out, none of that happened. Ran at 3000 rpm, never bogged down once, got a really nice very even cut, no ruts, no matted down grass, discharged nice evenly distributed fine clippings spread out to about 6’. I was shocked at the performance. I did end up with a pretty think layer of clippings in some places because of the cut pattern I had to take, I put a double layer in places. So I did the trim work, some other stuff for an hour and came back and cut the clippings again after some drying, this worked well, no clumping, made the clippings very fine, still there but no problem. I attribute the performance of the MMM to the large airspace and airflow above the blades and the very tight baffling to the blades to get good vacuum. Unfortunately, I think on the new 80 series, this deck is no-longer available. Anyway, that’s my review.
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