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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby Gary S. » Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 pm

john2189 wrote:Woods 59 is a finish mower. Its not meant to mow tall grass such as that.


I agree with John,I actually have to cut twice a week when it's well watered and sunny- just makes it so much easier. I just cut for the first time today which is a couple of weeks late for me. Normally I cut in second but had to cut in first and go no deeper than one blade width into the non cut grass since it was thick and and damp. I have a Mott but to change over for one use on a cub is not worth it,plus the cut is not as nice. For heavy duty cutting I use the Ford with it's Mott that is about once a year on an unimproved lot.

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby drice » Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 pm

i wish my cub with that mower cut that nice, grass that high really takes all the power out of it.i usally have to cut it twice at that hight

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby john2189 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:45 am

Gary S. wrote:
john2189 wrote:Woods 59 is a finish mower. Its not meant to mow tall grass such as that.


I agree with John,I actually have to cut twice a week when it's well watered and sunny- just makes it so much easier. I just cut for the first time today which is a couple of weeks late for me. Normally I cut in second but had to cut in first and go no deeper than one blade width into the non cut grass since it was thick and and damp. I have a Mott but to change over for one use on a cub is not worth it,plus the cut is not as nice. For heavy duty cutting I use the Ford with it's Mott that is about once a year on an unimproved lot.


I usually mow 3 times a week, depending on how fast the grass grows. I have a couple of spots that is really thicker than the rest and bogs the motor down. I have dropped down to first gear,but doesn’t seem to do any good,it just slows the speed down, but the motor still struggles until it gets out of the thick stuff.other than that, it runs very well.
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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:27 am

Sharpened blades. Smart. Correcting blade angle to cut using only a portion of the blades, conserving horsepower. Smart. Mowing in the appropriate gear for conditions. Smart. Very smart. Only other thing I might've done is mowed in stages, a rough cut with the deck height higher first, then a finish cut after, but as you said you wanted to test it under worst case scenario conditions.
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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby ajhbike » Tue May 21, 2019 10:31 am

If I ever have to mow 3 times a week....I am converting it to wild flowers

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby Dale Finch » Tue May 21, 2019 12:58 pm

ajhbike wrote:If I ever have to mow 3 times a week....I am converting it to wild flowers

Aaaaaaamen!! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby john2189 » Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
ajhbike wrote:If I ever have to mow 3 times a week....I am converting it to wild flowers

Aaaaaaamen!! :shock: :lol:


I don’t mind mowing, put on my headphones and listen to music on my iPod ....
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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby Gary S. » Tue May 21, 2019 5:59 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
ajhbike wrote:If I ever have to mow 3 times a week....I am converting it to wild flowers

Aaaaaaamen!! :shock: :lol:


I'd rather get seat time mowing than snow plowing.....

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby k hutchins » Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 am

I mow 5 acres, it takes app. 3.75 hrs in 2nd gear.
If l had to do that 3x a week, l'd def plant a diff crop.
As much as l enjoy seat time, that would be a bit much.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby john2189 » Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 pm

john2189 wrote:
Dale Finch wrote:
ajhbike wrote:If I ever have to mow 3 times a week....I am converting it to wild flowers

Aaaaaaamen!! :shock: :lol:


I don’t mind mowing, put on my headphones and listen to music on my iPod ....


I just re-read what I wrote.... I meant to say that I mow once a week that takes 3 hours at a time. sorry
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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby Dale Finch » Thu May 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Gave us a good laugh...plus a deep sigh of relief for you!!! :lol:

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Re: Mowing w/Woods 59

Postby john2189 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:19 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Gave us a good laugh...plus a deep sigh of relief for you!!! :lol:


Must be getting old....
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