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    Z915E clippings

    Hey all......

    I just bought a Z915E last year. I mow about 2 acres with it weekly around our home. I have the constant issue of tons of nasty rotten clippings falling out from under the deck in my garage. What is causing all of these clippings to cling to the underside of the deck? Is there a fix?

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    Mowing grass is what is causing the nasty clippings. The cure? Maybe washing the underside of the deck. Running mower over a few 2x4ís at high speed and hopefully that will shake them off before going into garage. Have a mud hole large and deep enough with water to lower the deck while blades are running and that should give it a hell of a good washing of the underside of the deck. Maybe blow it out with an air gun? Let us know what works!
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    Starting with a perfectly clean deck and mowing only dry dry grass is the only fix.

    The first one I can handle - the second is impossible where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Starting with a perfectly clean deck and mowing only dry dry grass is the only fix.

    The first one I can handle - the second is impossible where I live.
    This is the answer ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Stan, I just mowed tonight for the first time in 8 days, what a mess, and I did start with a clean deck So I cleaned it again and I'll mow again when it dry and short in a couple of days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    This is the answer ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Stan, I just mowed tonight for the first time in 8 days, what a mess, and I did start with a clean deck So I cleaned it again and I'll mow again when it dry and short in a couple of days.
    I can wait all I want but have a section of grass that is always wet. Itís a section that never sees sun and has springs in the vicinity.

    At one point in time I was cleaning the deck after every mowing but just canít do it anymore. It is what it is.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I can wait all I want but have a section of grass that is always wet. Itís a section that never sees sun and has springs in the vicinity.

    At one point in time I was cleaning the deck after every mowing but just canít do it anymore. It is what it is.....
    I hear ya, I clean mine every mowing right now, come later in the summer when it's dryer I can get away with about every third mowing. I am glad to see this mulch kit works just as good as my 54d did, only when I come out of taller grass to a spot I've already mowed it leaves some when it cleans itself out. I am impressed with this 60d so far, especially on a nice level spot it really does a nice cutting job.
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    Whoever invents a device or product to self clean the under side of a mower deck will make some dough. I'm with coaltrain on the idea...try not to mow wet grass.

    I came up with my "cleaning the underside of the deck" solution. I have two metal ramps... about 14" tall that I place next to the home where the water hydrant is located. I drive my Z710A (front tires) on the ramps and set the brake. Take the water hose and on the jet stream just wash the glass clipping off. I get about 90% of the grass buildup, and take a putty knife and remove the rest. I have the mulching blades on my mower, but I don't have the decks discharge chute bracket on.
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    I use a leaf blower to clean up any clippings from the sidewalks, the blow off the machine. Then park the machine and use the blower to blow out the garage.
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    Wet grass = more stuck clippings. Dry grass = less clippings + dust cloud. I prefer wet clippings and just wash out underneath the deck after (almost) each mowing. Pick it up with the loader; eazy peezy.
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    And...I use a semi-permanently installed electric pressure washer for clippings. Much more power and much less water than using a water hose. $99.00 on sale; 30 ft hose; 120 volts. Perfect.
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