My Tractor Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
228 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What is the opinion regarding the deck wash systems the new decks have on them? Does it clean the bottom very well? I am thinking about putting one on my 54" deck on my 455 which has a mulcher kit on it. If it doesn't clean it well I would think you will just have very wet grass clippings under the deck which would create rust. My next concern would be water in the bearings.

Thanks,
Jerry
 

·
4K Poster!!!!
Joined
·
4,552 Posts
What is the opinion regarding the deck wash systems the new decks have on them? Does it clean the bottom very well? I am thinking about putting one on my 54" deck on my 455 which has a mulcher kit on it. If it doesn't clean it well I would think you will just have very wet grass clippings under the deck which would create rust. My next concern would be water in the bearings.

Thanks,
Jerry
I have it on my new x500 and after the first cut I tried it and all it did was make a big mess and took off nothing and that was on a brand new deck. That was the first and last time I use it. Neat idea but IMHO it is not worth it.
 

·
Has anyone seen ChimChim?
Joined
·
6,553 Posts


use·less (ysls)
adj.
1. Being or having no beneficial use; futile or ineffective.
2. Incapable of functioning or assisting; ineffectual: He panics easily and is useless in an emergency. See Synonyms at futile.
useless·ly adv.
useless·ness n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
302 Posts
I have it on my new x500 and after the first cut I tried it and all it did was make a big mess and took off nothing and that was on a brand new deck. That was the first and last time I use it. Neat idea but IMHO it is not worth it.
I think so,i have a new X300,the deck wash system is ********(sorry).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
Dont do it..totally useless.:Stop:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
228 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Well so much for the easy way out. Guess I will keep scraping.
Thanks for the comments guys.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,754 Posts
If it doesn't clean it well I would think you will just have very wet grass clippings under the deck which would create rust. My next concern would be water in the bearings.

You got it right the first time !!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,953 Posts
Well so much for the easy way out. Guess I will keep scraping.
Thanks for the comments guys.
Here is the deal, if you are going to scrape anyway, running a hose through the port for several minutes makes the scraping job easier. Using the wash port and NOT scraping it, actually makes things worse, forcing water to mix with the dried grass and mud, then dry again makes it like cement!

not sure how hard it is to remove the deck from your machine (my stx38 is a PIA) but I take it off and power wash it, comes out like new everytime-

a nice front end lift, three feet at least might allow a cleaning without deck removal?? anyone use that method?

and if you park your ride in the garage a clean deck means, no SMELL! but no way around it, still a PIA-:crybaby:

and about the bearings/water, not a problem...
 

·
AKA Moses Lawnagan
Joined
·
4,653 Posts
What is the opinion regarding the deck wash systems the new decks have on them?
They :beatdeadh don't :beatdeadh work :beatdeadh worth :beatdeadh a :beatdeadh ****. :beatdeadh A :beatdeadh total :beatdeadh waste :beatdeadh of :beatdeadh a :beatdeadh drilled :beatdeadh hole :beatdeadh and:beatdeadhhose :beatdeadh nipple

Would the mods consider making a sticky regarding the uselessness of the "deck wash systems" ?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,754 Posts
Why Hodge ??? Has this come up before ???:bananapow:bannana::sidelaugh:ROF:Disgus::fing20::eck16:
 

·
Making do with less
Joined
·
392 Posts
a nice front end lift, three feet at least might allow a cleaning without deck removal?? anyone use that method?
'Yep, got me a MowJack EZ'. Nice rig, but hard on the neck lying under the machine and working the deck with a putty knife. It's great for dropping the blades for a sharpening, can't be beat for that. BUT... I'll be moving to a larger machine (X749 or 2305) and even the MowJack Pro is not strong enough for that kind of weight (700lbs max load) and 1/2 the weight of a X749 is 650lbs:eek:, forget a 2305.... soooo..... I'll be making a boom to lift/flip the deck with the 3pt after disconnecting it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
441 Posts
Its not completely useless. It does make for a nice bullet point in the brochure for the tractors. Beyond that they are destructive to the deck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
A friend that used to work for John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin in their customer service dept. says the worst thing you can do is wash off a deck right after mowing. The bearings are warm and when the cold water hits them, they cool off and suck water past the seals, causing premature bearing failure. Seems funny that John Deere would put a water connection on the deck if this is true.

Mine works fine. Run at full throttle about two minutes and the deck is clean underneath. Problem is, so much grass collects on top of the deck and smells up the garage unless you pick it off, also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
I started a new process, following each mowing I use my shop vac to clean up all the clippings on top then use the output portion of the vac to blow out any clippings trapped under the shields. Then I go to an area of my grass not easily seen and use the wash port fitting for about 2 minutes with mower running at full revs. A quick rinse after and a second blow from shop vac. No more smells in the garage. Wiping down is optional.......
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
228 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I did not realize this subject has been beaten to death. Guess I need to get on the board more. I enjoyed the comments though. :sorry1:
 

·
Former MTF Admin.
Joined
·
25,773 Posts
Don't worry about it JJ, thats what the forums are here for and long as you got an answer to your query, thats the main thing :fing32:.
 

·
..
Joined
·
10,839 Posts
Why Hodge ??? Has this come up before ???:bananapow:bannana::sidelaugh:ROF:Disgus::fing20::eck16:
I agree with slightly negative opinion of the deck wash. :sorry1: Now if I just knew how to properly prepare and store my deck for the winter I'd be set. :hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide::hide:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,754 Posts
I did not realize this subject has been beaten to death. Guess I need to get on the board more. I enjoyed the comments though. :sorry1:
Yeah:fing32: don't worry about it!!!!!!! as we get new members, these subjects are new to them. We just like to kid about it. Now you will too when you see it next :ROF

This is one of the best parts of MTF You get an answer to a problem rather than have to trial and error or think something is only wrong with your machine.
So newbies just ask away we'll get er done!!:bananapow:bannana:
Even if we fool around you will always get your answer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

·
Making do with less
Joined
·
392 Posts
Holy Crumbs! Do you ever have patience!
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top