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JoshuaL
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Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by JoshuaL » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi all I found a Jacobsen Greens King 518 that I’m looking to buy but I’ve seen that the max height of cut is 7/16th of an inch. I’ve maintained my Bermuda with a rotary at around 2 inches and I’m wondering if the only limit I would have to going that low is mowing frequency/ pgr use. The yard is a typical builder installed lawn with its fair share of bumps but nothing too major. Anything else I’m missing? Thanks

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Re: Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by MasterMech » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:19 pm

With the right front roller brackets, you should be able to go up to about 1.375" or so. I run my 526 at .625 - .750" typically but have been as low as .450" on a builder lawn. Your lawn will smooth out noticeably after mowing with a greensmower for awhile but leveling with sand will help you go low.

There is some info on those brackets and greens mower setup here. I'll help any way I can, I love mine!

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Re: Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by JoshuaL » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:47 pm

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Awesome thank you! Just got her home and the things a beast! So excited for this year.

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Re: Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by joerob2211 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am

These are the extensions, I put them on my 522 but have not measured the Max HOC with them.


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Re: Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by Jermccall » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 am

Joe -

Have you measured your max HOC with those brackets yet? I'm thinking about picking up a used 522, but I need HOC around 1.5"

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Re: Height of cut on Jacobsen

Post by joerob2211 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Jermccall wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 am
Joe -

Have you measured your max HOC with those brackets yet? I'm thinking about picking up a used 522, but I need HOC around 1.5"
I believe it was 1.3 but not 100 percent sure because it was a while ago. If you are wanting to stay around 1.5 maybe a mclane but it will be hard to get a reel mower to that height.

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