My mower came with a connector for the deck wash. I used it about twice. I don't have a feel for how well it washed the deck but it sure did erode my gravel driveway under the deck. It might be okay on concrete or asphalt but you'd have a mess to hose down. I wouldn't do it on the lawn for fear it would blast a hole.
I did on my 48 inch deck-was useless for me. So I bought a lawn mower jack from Harbor Freight and I clean the deck that way.....sooooooo much better. I still have the added nozzle but I don't use it anymore because it really didnt work.
i will always be the odd ball, i installed them on mowers, they work great for me, you have to use them every single time or they will clog. my decks have used water for 10+ years at this point, they are not rusting out any faster then my other ones, and its 0 work, hook it up for 10 minutes, use my leaf blower and done, when i pull the decks at the end of the summer, they are spotless.
Thanks for all the replies.
Been running my mower up a set of car ramps for many years now to scrape the grass out by hand (pretty big job) but a couple days ago a friend was talking about one of those bolt in washers he had bought from True Value, he claims it works great and that’s what got me interested .
I think his John Deere might have a 4 foot deck, my Kubota has 5 foot deck and it’s not very smooth under there so that makes it harder to clean, I bet his John Deere is a lot smoother under there so the grass can’t cling as easy.
I had a cub cadet garden tractor years back that had those ports. I thought it did a decent job so long as you did it after each use. The problem is the plastic adapter you fastened on the hose tended to fail.
I have a zero turn now.. I sharpen an old 5 in 1 tool with a flap disc then use a mower jack and get to it. It’s a thankless task that I don’t care for.
The worst is, I hang the jack on the wall like everything else to free floor space. That sucker is kind of heavy and difficult to lift due to being oblong.