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Clive1997
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Mower Sharpening

Hello all

I believe someone shared a link a while back, may have been from a lawn mower manufacturer?  it gave a clear guide to sharpening & setting up mowers, have trawled my PC with no luck, can anyone remind me???

I want to share it with a potential new member.

Thanks

 

Mr Forgetful!

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Clive

Clive

Could have been this...https://www.dropbox.com/s/59kl0yn10sgf3ra/Video.MOV?dl=0

But this seems to cover it too...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fozhUG2Y_Fo

Keith

 

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Thanks Keith, interesting,

Thanks Keith, interesting, but believe what I had was a document with images & lots of text, diagrams etc 

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Could it have been a link

Could it have been a link from Hillsider relating to a professional lawn care trade body, the name of which of course eludes me. He will probably be good enough to throw some more light.

 

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Try this
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Thanks Angus, that's the one

Thanks Angus, that's the one I remember seeing, will save it in a more accessible place.

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That is the one, I found it

That is the one, I found it some while ago while rummaging around on Toro's web site looking for information on a mower that I was sorting out. 

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It would be useful to have a

It would be useful to have a section on here for such articles, or at least links to them.

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That is an excellent download

That is an excellent download!

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Can anyone explain to me why

Can anyone explain to me why mowers have a full wooden roller in front of the cutting cylinder.  It seems counter intuitive to flatten the grass before the cutting cylinder.  I notice in the Toro guide that the ribbed front roller is favoured.  I have also seen designs wher only two side wheels are used (sometimes as castors)

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Different reasons for

Different reasons for different applications.

Briefly.

For a machine in a homeowner / domestic environment with your "average lawn" the full-width roller reduces the likely hood of scalping. In the same environment when the owner has not mown for a few weeks, the side wheels give the machine a chance to hack it off.

In a "fine turf" situation, golf greens, bowling greens and grass tennis courts the grooved roller is usually in combination with a groomer (power driven comb) mounted between it and the cutting cylinder, to stand the grass up.  

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Now that is really lawn Porn

Now that is really lawn Porn - power driven comb and I was thinking how to do that with the public space in front of my abode.  Its been badly treated for years by crude strimming by th e council.  Their contractors wait ill mid april, by which time the grass is nearly a foot high, then they leave it with clumps of hay everywhere, its so ugly and destructive to the turf. I cant go out and rake in such a large area with my arthritis  Complaints have no effect.  So I am arming up to defeat this vandalism

 

I thought of makeing a scaifier to rake up all the long lain hay but any advice to our predicament would be most welcome.  So much of our neighbourhood is suffering this same abuse

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Maybe it’s good for wildlife.

Maybe it’s good for wildlife. Love to see your scarifier, maybe you could make a tractor and baler or silage maker. You shouldn’t be playing with lawnmowers if you have arthritis.

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What you need is a BROTT !
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Are there any of those around

Are there any of those around? That’s an enthusiast, to be polite, not a moaning minnie. 

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They still turn up now and

They still turn up now and again, more often at farm Machinery Sales etc. Back in the 60s my Dad hankered for one but when Mum heard it working the idea was vetoed.  We sold one or two second hand in the 80s and other than the noise they did quite a good job,  but on anything but flat ground always felt a bit unstable.

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Kerriste what a contraption. 

Kerriste what a contraption.  The kind of kit to pick up thatch after a lawn has been mutilated by a strimmer but then my Mountfield rotary would do the same job with its grass box

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Now this is lawn porn, super

Now this is lawn porn, super certes with power comb to scarify the grass before it is cut