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Preventing lawn mower rust

To prevent rust, make sure you get wet grass off of the lawn mower every time you mow. Once every 3 uses, apply a light oil with a rag on every metal surface that comes in contact with moisture. If your paint chips, paint over the spot immediately to prevent corrosion.

Moisture is the biggest enemy for outdoor equipment. Lawn mowers can last decades if you protect and prevent.

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Why does it bog down in grass maybe 6 " high?


The likely cause of this is that the grass is too high for your mowers deck. You should try just mowing about 1/3 of the blade at a time (if you can) until you reach your desired length, so if you grass is 6" high, only take off about 2" at first to reduce the stress on your mower. Set your mower deck to it's highest setting and give it a shot.

Also, be sure that the blades are sharp, and if you don't have mulching blades, you should get some! Grass this high will leave long clippings on the lawn which can suffocate the grass, mulching blades will chop up the clippings into smaller pieces, which is beneficial for your lawn!

Finally, make sure you aren't mowing wet grass. If you mow when the grass is wet the clippings can stick together and clump up under the mowing deck which will cause excess strain to the mower and maybe even cause it to shut off.

If none of this works, you may want to use a string trimmer to remove the first two inches of your grass and then continue mowing as normal!

Hope this helps! Happy Mowing!

Aug 03, 2015 | Garden

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toro 20022 grass buildup


at tractor supply has a paint called slip

May 25, 2012 | Toro Power Lawn Mower

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Own a Troy Bilt self-propelled model #12A-466-M011 for a year now. It worked great when first got it. Now it will not clear the grass underneath so cuts off every 15 feet and have to manually clear grass out! Never mow when grass is wet...solution? Thanks in advance for help!


I had the same problem with my Troy-Bilt self propelled lawn mower. You have to use the grass catcher if your grass is high. Also, I mowed wet grass and it made my belt slip off the pulley and created a new problem, somowing wet grass is definitely not a good idea.

Aug 01, 2010 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

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why do grass get stuck in lawnmower than it starts to turn off


This can be happening from a couple of reasons, first if your grass is too damp this will happen with almost any mower, wait till the lawn dries out before cutting, you may be cutting the lawn when it is too high, try cutting it twice a week maybe this will help, you may try to raise the cut setting eliminating the amount of grass clippings that you have accumulated, if you are mulching or using the bag be sure the chute is clear, and lastly be sure you are running at a higher speed to push through the terrain.
Happy Mowing!!

Jul 14, 2010 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

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