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by social port
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

iowa jim wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:06 am
He made me one but it cost $50,000.
Wanna sell it? I’d have room for two in my garage if I took out my hot water heater.
by social port
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: Anthony's Lawn Journal
Replies: 48
Views: 2288

Re: Anthony's Lawn Journal

excellent work, @Anthony Drexler!
by social port
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

What size engine do you have? Also what kind of blades are you using? I hope you are able to get this resolved sp, otherwise i look forward to you joining team ferris. 22hp, 725cc, Kohler engine. I'm using high-lift blades. They look like good blades to me. Still, I've wanted to try gator blades (o...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: JDgreen18 lawn journal
Replies: 286
Views: 13524

Re: JDgreen18 lawn journal

@JDgreen18 night shots are underrated and seldom posted. I like it :thumbup:
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Show them pictures of your lawn. It might be that your thicker lawn is also slowing down the motor. Do you hear the motor change when going over concrete than when mowing? The calculation you did for 13k assumes the motor rpm is the same as the rpm of the blades. The motor could go thru a transmiss...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

I just went online. The ZT X says it has a blade tip speed of 17k. There could be a gear increasing pulley that spins the blades faster than the motor rpm. edit: I found the ZT 42 . It is also 17k I am at a loss to find it. I’ve played around with a lot of the components on that mower, but I’m real...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Change the rpm, but it seems like you are maxed or change the balde to be longer or change the mower. I’ve already been looking at a JD zero turn or a Ferris stand-on or pushmower. But before I go that route... I know that I can’t use a longer blade because longer blades would hit one another ( I h...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: JDgreen18 lawn journal
Replies: 286
Views: 13524

Re: JDgreen18 lawn journal

Looking very nice, @JDgreen18
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

g-man wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:46 pm
That calculation is for blade tip speed in ft per minute. 13k is slow in my opinion. I think the max government allowed speed (mower police?) Is 19k.

This might explain your problem.
Do you know how blade speed is usually increased?
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing.... NOW?
Replies: 697
Views: 36435

Re: What are you doing.... NOW?

Opened the fridge to find this from the wife..... :D https://i.postimg.cc/sxFSzwKV/IMG-2341.jpg And now I'm doing this..... https://i.postimg.cc/FzZK6ZBC/IMG-2342.jpg My favorite way to spend a Friday after work! That's just awesome. Sounds like a great evening, too. That's also one of my favorite ...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Can you measure the blade rpm while mowing? not the motor rpm, but the blades? Hey g-man, I'm using a tachometer to measure RPM. I've got it wrapped around the tubing of the spark plug. That is measuring motor RPM, correct? I don't know how to measure blade RPM directly, but is it legitimate to pro...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

I checked out the bluegrass this morning, and I agree that dollar spot makes sense, especially if it can bleach (I didn’t know that). Temps are going to range from 70-90 over the next several days, and it could be wet. I think I am going to pass on the N right now. I will bet on the bluegrass resili...
by social port
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus ID thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3285

Re: Fungus ID thread

I completely follow your logic on the connection to temperature but I think there is more at work. My understanding is that there are multiple stages of the infection and it starts early in the summer at undetectable levels. Other research seems to claim that the disease travels north via hurricane...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Pics of your midnight is probably dollar spot. Upon reading on the interwebs ds can cause the grass to bleach. Also looks like 1 or 2 blades have that hour glass spot to it. I had this issue with mine last year. Oh...so maybe I will bring out that N after all. I have a little AMS I could spray. I'l...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus ID thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3285

Re: Fungus ID thread

tgreen . Gotcha. Thanks. I asked because the weather last week in Tennessee was very similar to what we would have in late July. That is when the outbreak began, as far as I can tell. And we did have some weather from the hurricane last fall, so...worried mind :lol: Never been happier to hear the w...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: WBG/COO MIX
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: WBG/COO MIX

I’ve had success with WBGCCO, surfactant, and AMS. Like Budstl said, multiple apps are usually in order. So for mixing purpose in one gallon of water what amount of each (WBG, CCO, and surfactant) would one use? I’d like to try this as long as it wouldn’t damage any good grass. For airgas1998 , I w...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Fungus ID thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3285

Re: Fungus ID thread

The lesions on the tall fescue look a lot like brown patch and would be consistent with time of year and is most common disease of TF. Incidentally, I see now why you were looking at my gray leaf spot post. Brown patch is tricky because it can show as spots like in your pictures and I bet 9 out of ...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

There are other leaf spot diseases, too, but I'm not sure which affect KBG. Did you see these yet? http://purdueturftips.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawn-diseases-2016.html?m=1 https://sportsturfonline.com/2018/01/09/gray-leaf-spot-on-turfgrass/ Thanks for those references, Green. I had not seen those. I ...
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: WBG/COO MIX
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: WBG/COO MIX

I’ve had success with WBGCCO, surfactant, and AMS. Like Budstl said, multiple apps are usually in order.
by social port
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Cool Season Lawn Journals
Topic: SP's thread
Replies: 835
Views: 32863

Re: SP's thread

Chris LI and Green , thanks for the feedback, guys. I had GLS on my list of possibilities, but I was less impressed with it because the bluegrass is affected, and bluegrass is not affected by GLS. Also, dieback at the top of the leaf is not consistently present in the affected areas. On some blades...