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Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? #4779061
06/06/18 12:17 PM
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My new lawn mower has a hose attachment on the deck. Wondering if anyone uses the hose attachment on theres and what are your likes or dislikes about it?


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779067
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Iíve used it before, I donít think it really does anything though.

Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779079
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Seems to leave a lot of grass behind. Prob better to hose out the underside annually at a minimum.

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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779091
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I'd recommend against it. On all of the mowers I've seen it doesn't do much for built up grass besides make it wet which causes decks to rot. I've found the best way is to just scrape off all the grass build up every once in awhile, or before end of season storage.


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779115
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Do NOT use it period!!!

Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779120
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I agree with jeepman.

Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779137
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If you only mow dry grass then you rarely need to clean the underside (unless you are really OCD).

Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779143
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On a rider they say it is a good way to get water in the bearings on the blade deck.

My rider builds up a LOT under the deck, so yes I do wash it out. Average about a cup and a half.

8th year and no bearings killed yet


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779163
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I've used it a time or two, long enough to realize it just adds to the caking problem.


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779207
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after mowing under deck meet pressure washer smile

Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779209
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Originally Posted By: ragtoplvr
On a rider they say it is a good way to get water in the bearings on the blade deck.

My rider builds up a LOT under the deck, so yes I do wash it out. Average about a cup and a half.

8th year and no bearings killed yet


Rod


Where in the heck did you hear this??? NO bearings should have water in them period! Water under the deck is bad news and will cause rust and rotting on any mower. The hose fitting is a gimmick that does not work.





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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779229
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I think it's a rust stimulator.


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779240
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I tried it. Put the hose on the quick connect, fired up the tractor, engaged the blades. Works good.. Provided the deck is mostly clean. If its already matted I would not, will soak the grass and make it rust IMO. If you did that after every cut might work good.


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: BAJA_05] #4779256
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My hose isn't long enough to let me mow the entire yard with the water running under the deck. It does seem to do a nice job of watering the grass though.


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Re: Anybody use the hose attachment on there mowers? [Re: Ryan] #4779275
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Originally Posted By: Ryan
Iíve used it before, I donít think it really does anything though.
Did you use it with the mower running ? Coffee2 hide hide


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