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  1. #1

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    Typical issue with clippings building up

    I cut roughly 6 acres, after I'm done cutting I spend about 30 minutes cleaning the grass buildup under neath. I don't cut when the grass is wet. Blades are pretty beat up and will replace them this week so I'm not sure if this is causing the clippings to build up heavily. Is this normal. I've got family who have ferris and they have no grass build up. Mine is the 3200 32.hp Vanguard with 61 inch deck

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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    All depends upon the grass you cut & when you cut it.
    Grass is about 80% by weight water and what you cut off will bleed and get sticky ( not too much different to your own finger ).
    The air path then blows them hard onto the deck and they build up.
    Cut it before lunch and it is wetter still.

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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    Thanks I figured that was it. I keep fertilizer on it ao I figured that was causing the grass buildup

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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    Use an air duster with a very long nozel 3' to 4' is good so you can get under the deck wihthout becoming a cow and blow it off after each cut

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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    Make sure the mow deck has a slight forward pitch, (Check your manual for spec) most call for 1/16" to 5/16", I set mine in the middle when I am on the mower & tires are inflated to spec, my slope to front is 3/16"
    I never have any build up in the rear of deck & front stays relatively clean as well.
    Buddy


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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    I went thru the whole manual and it says 4" front to back. There was no recommendation to do any different.

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    Re: Typical issue with clippings building up

    IDK ? Most I have delt with recommend a slight pitch forward on the deck.
    Buddy


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