MOWER BLADE MAINTENANCE & REPLACEMENT

In order for the mower to work properly, and to always obtain a precision cut with lower HP requirements thus keeping cost down, proper blade maintenance is important. Blades must be kept sharp, at their original length and corner maintained. A blade must be replaced if, due to wear or damage, its original shape has…

ADJUSTING THE DRIVE LINE TO THE CORRECT LENGTH

In the collapsed position the drive line should be approximately 2″ from bottoming out to prevent possible damage to the tractor or implement. When the PTO is in the maximum extended position, the ideal minimum overlap of the two halves should be approximately 6″ (see Fig. A). If determined that the drive line is too…

MULCHING: HOW & WHY

Proper mulching Most mowers today either collect the grass or spread it across the surface. Mowers equipped with grass collection systems are usually designed to mow small lawns as the larger the lawn the more time consuming it becomes to constantly empty the bag. In recent years, experts have noticed that if the grass clippings…

BENEFITS OF LAWN AERATION

Why aerate? Compaction Over time a normal lawn will compact itself. A compact ground not only tends to cause thatch build up but also greatly reduces the amount of air and nutrients that enter the ground. With less nutrients to feed on and a harder ground to break into, grass roots can’t grow and often…