Mowing when it's wet.

pollyannasmum

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Is this to be recommended with an electric mower? I know my husband won't do it because of the dangers of electricity and water together but I regularly see my neighbours out there just after it's been raining.
 

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A good electric Mower should be that good insulated, that it does not matter, if you mow in the rain. But it makes no sense, cause the grass will not ne catched.
 

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I don't use an electric mower but I do mow early morning if possible when the grass is completely saturated with dew. If the constant fog of water vapor from the discharge chute begins to diminish it's time to put the mower back in the barn.

The advantages are 1) no dust - 2) cool temperature for me and the air cooled engine - 3) self cleaning deck (well almost):biggrin:
 

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I would not mow wet grass regardless of the mower type. It's too heavy, clumps up, and sticks to the deck. Every once in a while you have no choice but only then.
 

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Hi Yes i think its hard on the mow when its wet, and it doesn't mow good it plugs up very easy. Its hard on the engine too why over work the engine and get it hotter then it needs to be?
 

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Oh! I just posted a thread about trimming grass when it's raining. But this thread is about electric mowers. I don't think it's a good idea to mow the grass when it's raining. But when the grass is simply wet (after a rain or due to morning dew), then perhaps you can mow safely still using your electric mower. It's mowing while it's raining using gas-fueled mowers that I'm not so sure about.
 

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I don't think it's a good idea to mow the grass when it's raining. But when the grass is simply wet (after a rain or due to morning dew), then perhaps you can mow safely still using your electric mower.
Using an undamaged extension cord in a GFI protected outlet will remove the electrical danger...

BUT wet grass will not lift as well as dry grass, so your cut may not be as even if you have a mixture of grasses on your lawn... KennyV
 

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I just did this and what everyone says about the grass clumping is absolutely on the button! I gave up halfway through because the grass wasn't even getting to the box, it just clogged the input hole and the engine was labouring. Definitely not worth the effort.
 

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If the grass is to wet it dosnt matter what type of mower you have or how sharp your blades are you will find it wont cut all of your grass and just fold it over.
We wont mow wet grass.
 

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It seems to me you'd also be more likely to slip and fall on wet grass...
 

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I take wet grass as a good reason to wait a day to mow.

I think cutting wet grass is hard on both the mower and the grass. As mentioned above wet grass is also slippery and a safety hazard.
 

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I just did this and what everyone says about the grass clumping is absolutely on the button! I gave up halfway through because the grass wasn't even getting to the box, it just clogged the input hole and the engine was labouring. Definitely not worth the effort.
Exactly right! I have a Dixon 5425 ztr that I tried to mow wet grass with...that was a mistake:thumbdown:; It simply does'nt work! I prefer to mow my grass when it's as dry as possible; even the slightest moisture in the grass makes a noticable difference in how easily it clogs!:eek:
 
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