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Mulching Build-Up Under Mower Deck

Does anyone know of any attachments/accessories that could be attached to the mulching blades, that would remove the under deck mulch build-up as the blades turn??? Thanks in advance Ken S.
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lawn-mower charging outside the area enclosed by perimeter wire

My question is about Worx Landroid S WR130E and Worx Landroid S WR091S. I would like to know if it is possbile to place the docking station outside of the area enclosed in the perimeter wire, just ...
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Mower sounds like its struggling to cut?

I mowed a lawn that had really thick tall grass my blades were already on the dull side, I hit a patch of grass and nearly stalled out my mower. I sharpened my blades, balanced them, cleaned under the ...
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What equipment to use for a large garden/lawn?

I've got a battle raging with about 1.5ha (4 acres) of grass. So far, the grass is winning. Scattered through the grounds there are a few old buildings, multiple fruit trees and many berry bushes. In ...
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Mower deck is losing power but the engine stays constant

I have a 2010 Toro MX5480 I’ve got an issue with. The belt recently shredded, so I went to the dealer and bought a replacement and got it installed with no problem. This seemed to create a new issue ...
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Can a manual push mower give a good cut?

I have a new small bordered lawn about 10x6m. I'm currently using an old electric rotary mower I had lying around and it does the job but the cord is a bit inconvenient and it's on its last legs. It'...
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Husqvarna R322T AWD blades engage with deck up after replacing middle belt

I had to replace the middle belt. I have the correct belt, have it on correctly but now the blades engage with the deck up. What would cause this?
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Are there benefits to changing the direction you mow a lawn?

This is one of those ancient bits of "wisdom" I vaguely recall from my childhood; and now that I have a lawn which seems quite happily established, I'm looking into keeping it that way. So, I want to ...
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Should I buy a lawn mower with or without a cord?

The land I have to mow on is rough and rather large. I must decide if I should buy a corded lawnmower or not and I am looking for help making the right purchasing decision. I was hoping someone with ...
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Do people powered rotary lawn mowers exist?

I'm looking for a lawn mower to use on an allotment, where there is poor security and no source of mains power. Additionally, the group is trying to reduce it's carbon footprint so would prefer not to ...
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How long would a typical Everstart 12v lawn and garden battery last?

I'm using a 12v Everstart battery to power some speakers, I had wondered how often should I be expected to charge it? Same with my actual mower, my old craftsman doesn't have an alternator to recharge ...
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I need to mow a lawn filled with Rocks galore

I need a lawn mower that can handle rocks and tall thistle bushes. I go through a lawn mower a year it seems. 90% of our ground is granite with a shallow ground covering. Any suggestions?
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How does a slasher mower cut?

There appear to be different types of mower cutters. One which I've seen advertised is a "slasher mower" (this is an attachment for a tractor). How does a slasher mower work? (My Google-Fu is ...
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How can someone minimize negative health effects from using a lawnmower?

So lawnmowers pollute significantly more than cars. Thus, using a lawnmower is basically the equivalent of breathing in auto exhaust (if not worse). So I'm wondering - is there a way to minimize the ...
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I want to Mow a 50 Acre lawn [closed]

How much it would cost yearly to mow a 50 acre lawn (by yourself or hire someone permanently) and what machinery should be used to cut grass to 2 inches once a week? 10 acres an hour should do the job ...
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Lawn care: bagging vs mulching the grass clippings?

I'm sure this is an age-old question, but should I bag or mulch my acre of hilly odd shaped lawn? I hate the look of clippings on my lawn (and then brown clippings when they dry out). I hate the ...
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what could be the problem if a lawn mower not start completely for Craftsman Lawn Mower Model #247377440

https://youtu.be/uV5H3kOkVfg detail video here! additional detail, I replaced the red power starter key, original one broke in half, and I did accidentally put engine oil in gas tank, and I drained ...
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Why is my mulching mower clumping and not mulching?

Last year I had this problem. This year I'm having a problem with the mulching mower not mulching. The grass is clumping up and clogging whatever you call the 'chamber' where the blade spins and is ...
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What best practices should I follow when using a manual reel lawn mower?

I have a small lawn and no outside storage, so I have recently acquired a manual reel lawn mower. I suspect that this mower is more sensitive to poor mowing practices that a typical gas mower but I ...
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How do they know if a mower had oil in it when started?

I took my mower into the repair shop because it wouldn't start after running for the first time for just a few seconds. They said they would tear the engine apart to see if oil was in it when started (...
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Starting rider mower

Hi is it safe to start my rider mower inside a shed with the doors wide open in order to drive it out? Rather than push it out to the lawn manually and then start.
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Differences in the capabilities of petrol and battery mowers

I am in the market for a new lawnmower. I have about 500 square metres (a little under 600 square yards) to mow, and am torn between a petrol powered and a battery powered mower. Are there any ...
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Problem pulling the cord on my Honda GCV160e

I have a GCV160E Honda lawn mower engine. changed the oil and checked the spark plug and filter and sprayed penetrating oil round the linkages and the blade and left if for 48 hrs. I started it on ...
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Machinery/instruments to clear/trim vegetation on a sloping medium-sized section

I am trying to work out how to effectively keep vegetation under control on a 1.5-acre section, a large part of which is on the photo below. It is covered with high grass (now much higher than on the ...
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A mower that's also capable of pushing snow

This is a follow up to my question purely about lawn mowers. We are short of space so having a lawn mower in addition to a snowblower is going to be a chore. Is there a two-in-one device that has ...
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Is there a type of garden shredder that can handle leaves, branches and wet materials?

Is there any type of all-purpose and durable shredder that can shred leaves and a few small branches, and some wetter materials like vegetable waste? I'm not looking for a brand name, just to find out ...
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Is there an optimum time to mow the lawn?

I am looking to buy a robot lawn mower for my newly laid lawn. These mowers are designed to make small cuts but to be used often. This I understand to be beneficial. They are capable of being ...
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Which way to put lawnmower on side?

When cleaning my lawnmower I have to put it on its side so that I can clean its underside. However, I keep on reading that you can only put it on one side, not the other, otherwise oil and/or ...
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How to best/safely store my lawn mower outdoor without garage or shed?

Now I just park my lawn mower (gas) outside in the backyard and cover it with heavy duty tarp so it prevents rain reach the unit. I don't have a garage or a shed, I wonder if there is a better way to ...
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Can a string trimmer be used for a whole yard or thick grass?

I'm building a house right know and there is some thick grass that I need to cut down. Since I'm going to need to maintain about 100 m2 (about 1000 sq ft) after the house is completed, I thought about ...
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Adjust mower blade height in between two height adjustments

I have a Troy-Bilt lawn mower, TB360 (PDF manual). It has 6 height adjustments for the height. I measured the height of each one on a flat surface using a shortened wood paint stirrer and notched the ...
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How to change oil in a lawnmower without turning the mower on its side, tipping, or tilting?

Is there some way to drain and change the oil in a lawnmower without tilting it up, tipping it, or putting it on its side? (obviously, the mower doesn't have a drain plug-- that would be too easy!!) I ...
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Why won't my Craftsman 6-0 Briggs & Stratton lawn mower stay running?

My Craftsman 6-0 Briggs & Stratton push lawn mower will not stay running. If I keep pushing the primer it will stay running, then when I stop pushing the primer it dies. I cleaned the carburettor ...
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How do I size a riding mower? Is an Elec-Trak viable?

We have 2 acres that needs mowing, and various volunteers do the mowing. We often do the mowing late and are dealing with extra-tall grass as high as 12" in spots. Maybe they're a bit rough on ...
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Best way to turn a riding mower with chute into a mulcher?

When it comes to using mowers as a mulcher, the only solution I've commonly seen is a mulching plug. It's just a spring-loaded cover that sits flush with your deck, pretty standard I do believe. ...
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Can reel mowers be used to cut wet grass?

So, I picked up a reel mower, and thinking about cutting wet grass with it. When I think about the reasons why I couldn't cut wet grass with a power mower, none of them seemed to apply (There is no ...
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Can lawn grass be cut higher than most people do for the purpose of reducing water consumption?

I wonder if cutting my grass long will compensate for the fact I don't have sprinkler system. Does this really work? Surely different grasses have different max heights. My grass is in South Carolina, ...
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Lawn Mower Won't Start After Safety Switch Engaged

Briggs & Stratton lawn mower was working fine, but it won't turnover now(batt fully charged). It has a safety feature, or kill-switch, that doesn't allow the mower to go in reverse while the ...
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Can I reattach a lawnmower pull-cord after it detached?

The pull cord on my lawnmower is loose and might have detached from the crankshaft. I am unable to start the lawnmower. I don't have much experience fixing things, but is this easy to fix, or should ...
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What kind of mower should I get for a ¾-acre lawn?

I need to mow a 3/4 acre lawn and some minor landscape on a weekly basis (getting someone else to do it is going to be a major cost) Having never done this, I have started to do some research on ...
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What is the best way to sharpen a lawn mower blade?

One of those "I really must get around to..." questions, but what is the best way to sharpen a lawn mower? My own lawn mower is a fan blade (i.e. flat blade on a vertical axis), but for maximum ...
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How do you mark lawn sprinkler heads?

How do you mark lawn sprinkler heads so that you don't hit them and break them with your mower when you're mowing?
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Lawn Mower Losing Power, Cutting Poorly

I have an old John Deere 111, circa 1980, that seems to lose power when the blades are under an insignificant load. I'm not cutting very tall or abnormally heavy grass -- just your run of the mill ...
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Mowing 2+ acres of pasture

So I just bought a tiny farm (2+ acres, mostly of pasture land). I rented a flail mower yesterday, but it took a good 7 hours of mowing to get 3/4 of the land done - and the thing bogged down probably ...
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Are there specific lawnmower spark plugs?

My mower needs a new spark plug. It won't start and the plug is covered in crud. It has been cleaned a couple of times before so I think I will just go for new. The spark plug model needed is NGK ...
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How do I evaluate the condition of a used lawn mower?

I'm looking at buying a gas-powered lawn mower from a friend, but I'm concerned because the mower was purchased new almost 13 years ago. How can I evaluate its condition and know if it will last me ...
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How should a reel mower be cleaned after mowing?

So I finally said screw it to my old gas mower, and decided I wanted to skip gas altogether (I hate small engines with a passion, my mower was the only gas yard tool I had left), so I picked up a ...
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After replacing belt, LA125 blades are always engaged

The belt that drives the mower blades bit the dust tonight and I replaced it with a spare. It's actually the belt that came with the LA125 when it was purchased. The problem is that there's too much ...
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How long should a garden tractor battery last?

It seems like every year I'm needing to buy a new battery for my lawn tractor. A battery that worked perfectly well never seems to make it through the off-season in-tact. Is this normal? Is there ...
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How often do mower blades need to be sharpened?

An important practice in toxin-free (and other) turf care is to only mow with sharp blades. So how often do I have to sharpen the blades? I'm sure that it will depend on conditions, but is there some ...