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    Default Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Does anyone know what works on keeping the grass from sticking to the bottom of the mower deck? I cleaned mine the other day and used the oil/diesel mix, and after cutting my 5 acrs. twice I had to do it all over again. I got about a wheelbarrow full. I have been cutting it in the late afternoon when it is dry and I am still getting the build-up. I am going to try cleaning it real good and repainting the bottom, then use SLIP-PLATE on it. Has anyone had good luck with this stuff, or am I wasting my time? Should I do something else? Thanks for your help.



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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Von,
    I've had good luck with WD40. I buy it in the gallon cans and spray it with the little hand pump sprayer that WD40 makes. I do an occasional pressure wash to remove any buildup. I have the 60" and haven't had any major problems with the grass sticking.

    Mike


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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Forget applying anything.
    Keep it dry and nothing will stick as bad as your now experiencing.


    2001 BX2200
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    Tiller, box blade,
    blower w/elec shute,
    60 mid mt deck.
    Ag tires on order.
    I traded up from
    a 1984 JD 318
    after 687 hrs.

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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Von,I would recommend a set of Hi-Lift blades.Have had a set on our deck for 3 seasons now and would'nt be without them.The blades not only help pick up the grass that your front tires track down,but also blow the clippings out the discharge much better.Don't have a whole lot of build up under the deck,unless I run over some very wet stuff.


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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    MReeter,

    Are the high lift blades from kubota?

    Bruce


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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck


    Those high lift blades sound great - I am so tired of watching two rows of dandelion heads spring back up where I ran them over with the front wheels!!! I'd also be interested to know where you got the blades from (and $$$).



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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    High Lift Blades for kubota 72" MMM. Kubota part # 33097-88890.Total cost,about 36 bucks,give or take a little change.


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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Von,

    I just realized you got a new tractor while I was away from this forum for a few months. Congrats!

    Now, I'm just curious. Since I know you have been mowing with your old kubota for many years and maybe your Oliver before that, what was it you used to keep your deck grass free all that time?

    Is this the polish the new car euphoria.


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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Glenn,
    I had a Ford 72" rear finish mower that was made by Woods, I would clean it about twice a season. It did not have the problem that I am having now. I think I will look into the high lift blades and see if it makes a difference. At the price of $36.00 I can't get hurt too bad if it doesen't make a difference. I will just have an extra see of blades. I will let you know how it works out.



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    Default Re: Grass sticking to bottom of mower deck

    Well after cutting the yard once I got a big buildup on the bottom of the deck again. So I used the pressure washer, cleaned and repainted the bottom again. I will use the slip Plate and see if that works. Next step is the high lift blades if the Slip Plate does not work. I hope the attached photo file is not too big.


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