Getting that professionally-cut look with your Murry mower might be easier than you think.
Whether or not a lawn is cut correctly affects both the way the lawn looks and the health of your grass. Good mowing certainly depends on the operator using proper technique, but a well-mowed lawn begins long before the mower is even out of the garage.
Of course, we’re talking about mower maintenance and repair. Grass cutting problems like scalping, streaking, and uneven rows can often be prevented with a few equipment checks and service.
Below, we explain which Murray mower parts are most responsible for giving your grass a clean, even shave, and how to check and maintain them.
The Mower Blade-
The blade on your Murray mower is obviously the part of the machine most directly-responsible for getting the job done, but the reasons why a mower blade might not cut properly might not always be so obvious.
* Check mower blade sharpness.
* Check mower blade wear level.
* Check mower blade installation.
* Check mower blade for damage.
Dull mower blades can cause streaking and uneven rows. Sharpening or replacing the blades will solve the problem.
If your Murray mower blade has dulled to the point of heavy wear, then it should be replaced with a new one.
Damaged and/or improperly installed mower blades can cause even more noticeable mowing problems, like stepped rows and scalping. Reinstall blades that have been installed incorrectly and replace damaged blades.
The Mower Tires-
Because a mower’s tires have to do with its balance and levelness, problems in that area of a mower can also cause cutting pattern problems.
* Check that inflatable tires are inflated correctly.
* Inspect the tires for proper installation.
* Look for tire damage.
Tire problems most commonly cause “stepped” row patterns that slant toward the direction of whichever tire is unduly lower than the other. Proper inflation and installation of both tires solves this problem.
The Mower Deck-
A number of problems can occur with the mower’s deck that affect grass cutting patterns.
* Using a scraping tool, unclog and clean under the mower deck.
* Check that the mower deck is level.
A very dirty and/or clogged mower deck can cause several kinds of cutting pattern issues, including uneven rows, streaking, and even patches of uncut grass.
Remember to use a scraping tool to clean under the deck. Never use water to clean under a mower deck.
A mis-adjusted deck will set the mower at a slant and cause stepped rows. Leveling the deck will quickly take care of the issue. Cutting pattern issues are occasionally caused by damage mower decks which must be replaced.
Plenty of these cutting pattern issues are solved with a little TLC or a quick adjustment, but the more serious causes require repairs.
For your Murray mower repairs, using official O.E.M. Murray parts the next time you need a new deck or mower blade can give you the confidence of knowing that your parts replacement includes the highest quality parts available on the market.
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