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Is it just me, but does your front grill plug with grass often? I cut my grass at the highest setting on the 62" deck. Often after about a half hour of mowing dry grass, I'll feel the heat kicking out from the engine and get off and have to clean the front grill that's completely covered. Since there's no temp gauge, just a light, it makes me nervous as I don't want to overheat the engine.
 

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Hi Joe
After I'm done mowing,I give 'er a good going over with the leaf blower. I always open the hood and blow out the grille from the inside out.Cleans really well this way.:)

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Hi Greg---I do the same. Blow everything out clean. The leaf blower works well for cleaning off the top of the deck too. That engine fans really pulls a lot of air through the front.
 

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For me a good rule of thumb is when you clean off the front grille, open the hood and clean the inside screen also. When I'm finished I use compressed air and remove the front grille, inside screen and blow out the radiator also. slkpk
 

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My 2320 does the same thing. I always have to be so careful when the grass is dry or is laden with seeds. It seems to me that this was discussed before and someone made a "***" on the front of the deck to stop the dry grass from kicking up and getting sucked into the grill. I plan to do two things soon. One is a temperature gage, and second is to try the *** idea.
 

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My 2305 did the same thing using a 62c. The problem stopped when I used my RFM. My first 2520 did not because I used only a RFM. My second 2520 does not because I have a mulcher on the 62d. The RFM and mulch kit also keep the clippings from blowing on me when mowing in the open on a windy day.
 

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For me a good rule of thumb is when you clean off the front grille, open the hood and clean the inside screen also. When I'm finished I use compressed air and remove the front grille, inside screen and blow out the radiator also. slkpk
:ditto::ditto:
 

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Hi Joe
After I'm done mowing,I give 'er a good going over with the leaf blower. I always open the hood and blow out the grille from the inside out.Cleans really well this way.:)

Greg
Although we do not use the 2305 for mowing I have the same issue with the 749 which is the same motor, Deere tried to prevent this by placing the motor in backwards and the grill next to your feet but it still plugs, especially when we are doing leaf jobs, we use a backpack blower to keep her clean, what I do like however is the temp gauge on the 749.
 

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So do you guys with temp gauges see any increased temps as the grill gets blocked or do yuo check it often enough it doesn't start rising?

Rogator---what's an RFM?
 

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Guys,
Is it just me, but does your front grill plug with grass often? I cut my grass at the highest setting on the 62" deck. Often after about a half hour of mowing dry grass, I'll feel the heat kicking out from the engine and get off and have to clean the front grill that's completely covered. Since there's no temp gauge, just a light, it makes me nervous as I don't want to overheat the engine.
Nah...I have one of the pit crew check the grill when I come in from mowing...:sidelaugh


This is them, on their weekends OFF...:D
 
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