I think you answered the question(s). Depending on the type of
grass, a high height (recommended, which is what you do) cut does what it
should. If the grass is cleanly cut but not "macerated" (mulched) then I
suspect it's the type of grass being cut and the amount being cut. Try
mulching it at less than a 1/3 height cut. I suspect that's your problem
(all our problems). Mulching works best on a "crew" haircut style.
I'm pretty sure the current blades on the machine are the original.
Unless they got switched when they were in for sharpening. The closest
approach of one blade to the other is about 1/4 inch or so, and they are
staggered in the cutting path - there *should* be overlap in the cutting
I don't recall seeing any vent holes in the deck, but I'll take a good
look next time I drop the deck.
Make sure your tire pressures are to spec.
My Snapper Hi-Vac was doing a terrible job of mulching--wasn't leaving
a trail but it was a pretty uneven cut. I found that my tire
pressures were way low. Couldn't believe it made that big of a
difference but the cut is much much better now.
Try a Double-Cut
When cutting the grass, cut your entire yard once. Let it dry out for an
hour in the sun, then cut it again the same exact way you cut it the first
time. Dont change you pattern, and you should end up with a pretty good
This depends on the result you are looking for. If your looking to make some
sweet looking lines int the grass, try it my way....
The second time really brings out the lines...
If you crosscut it, you get a different result, and i personally dont like
the crosscut look.
In general, (my opinion) I like a line to go from the bottom of the driveway
to the front door of the house to give it that, come visit us look :)
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