Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Northern Florida (Almost Alabama)
Re: Extreme dust and dirt
OK, that video was quite informative!!!!
First off, the grass and ground are almost bone dry. Where do you live?
Second, your cutting height is way too low. That grass is no where close to 2.5 inches high. 2.5 inches is about as long as the distance from your palm to the second knuckle of your index finger. You need to first level the deck. This will ensure the blades are cutting on a level plane. Find a flat surface like a garage floor or driveway. With the deck at it's highest setting, measure the distance from all the blades to the ground and mark it down somewhere. Go thru all the height settings and measure the distance between the blades and ground and mark these also.
Next, operate the deck several times through it's range. Then check your height between the blade and ground again to see if they match the first recordings. If they match, compare your actual height measurements to the marks on the settings handle and mark where the actual heights are.
If you get some wonky readings after moving the deck thru it's range, you need to make sure the deck is connected to the tractor correctly. Then go thru all the heights again.
Exactly how much water are you watering each day? There are quite a few bald spots and not from the kids. You could be overwatering. Are ALL the sprinkler heads working?