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Old 04-02-2015, 03:01 PM
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I have very thick Floratam grass and my Craftsman self propelled mower with front wheel drive cannot go thru the grass, What type of mower can I buy? I am cutting it now with a riding mower but it cant reach everywhere.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:48 AM
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I too thought along the lines of your way of thinking. "Why am I using two machines to cut my lawn." So I went out and bought a good Honda Harmony mulcher, bagger mower. After half a season strictly cutting with it, I noticed grooves in my lawn even though I changed perpendicular direction each time I mowed. My lawn looked like one big checker board, which I did not like. Plus it was taking me more time to mow. Went back to the lawn tractor, and never looked back. When I'm rich and famous,or I find one cheap on CL my next machine will be a zero-turn, which will then kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:38 PM
Location: North Idaho
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I just bought a Husqvarna all wheel drive mower with the bigger size Honda engine. I've had good luck with Honda engines and Husqvarna has always been a good company in the past. I'll have to let you know how well it is working for me. (for what it costs, the darn thing had better work well)

If the grass is thick, you can't take a full width cut of it. Get your first row cut and then only take 3-4 inches wide with each pass.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:58 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Are you sure your blade is sharp enough? Might be time to sharpen or replace. I'd make half passes (50% of the width of the mower) and then mow more frequently.
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