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    Best Blade for Thin Grass

    I have a 1025r with a 60D deck. My lawn is fairly full but whatever type of grass tends to be thinner and more flexible. Unless I go slower than I'd like I get some grass that either gets flattened by the tires or just lays down and doesn't get cut well. Is there a style blade that would work better than the stock blades?

    P.S. even after sharpening the blades I get this.

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    Dean

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    It sounds like you could use a high lift blade.
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    Our old house had grass like that. Sharp high lift blades, mowing when the grass is dry will help a lot as well. Make opposing passes, if you are making wide race track passes then try to work your pattern such that every other cutting row is an approach from the opposite direction with enough overlap that you can pass over your old tire tracks in the opposite direction. For me this means I am doing a loop at some point to make those opposite passes, I usually do this in the driveway once in the middle of the cutting cycle. I do all clockwise rows then all counter clockwise, this allows grass that was flattened time to recover and stand back up if that makes sense. (pre-coffee explanation)
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    Get a high lift blades and go slow. The problem I had with my 1025R was the tractor was to heavy. The tire would push the grass down to far and the blades could not lift the grass up fast enough to get a good cut.
    I stop using the 1025R and got a Zero turn mower. The Zero turn mower cuts faster and better than my 1025R .
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess the OEM blades that came with the mower weren't high lift enough. Shopping I go.

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