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6" uncut strip of grass on 54" wide deck

54" deck, sharpened blades, leaves a 6" wide strip of uncut grass, dont understand how only 6" wide if blade is over 12" wide??

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  • same463 May 11, 2010

    Is the strip of uncut grass in the center? Normally there is a strip left when the blades are worn down and don't cover the area under the deck as intended. Since your deck is 54 " wide your blades (I'm guessing there are three blades) should be a lot longer than twelve inches even if the deck is timed so the blades miss one another.

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SOURCE: uncut strip in middle of 42 inch deck brand new

My first thought is that the blades are too short. If it cuts everywhere but in the middle, I'm wondering how it could be anything but that.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 19hp craftsman 42 deck. It has two

You may be running too fast on ground speed for the mower deck to cut completely. It may be time for some new blades. The blades may be worn down to where they are shorter than when they were first put on.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have 11 years old Murray (42 inch deck). After

On a two blade deck, such as yours, there is generally an overlap between the cutting coverage of the blades so that you do not leave a mohawk. This does not work well on turns however, and the sharper the turn, the more grass is left. Overcoming that issue brings you up to a 3 blade deck. If your mower is leaving a strip of uncut grass while cutting in a straight line, somehow you are running blades for a smaller deck, thus there is no overlap. The mandrels are offset, one slightly in front of the other so that the blades do not hit each other. I would measure under the deck and see how long a blade could be and still fit within the deck and not strike the other blade, then ask a parts store to sell you something longer than what you have now.

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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