Hey everyone I am still having issues with tearing the grass. I forgot to put I cut on 4 hight cutting 1/3 blade. 2 times a week on dry grass. Any suggestions would be awesome. I love my EGO just seeing if I can get a cleaner cut.
Not sure.... Has the blade been sharpened at a 35 to 45 degree angle? Are you sure the blade is on properly and tightened properly so it runs at normal RPM speeds? Might want to buy the high lift blade and replace the standard blade. Standard blade is very very crappy for me and I’m replacing it with the high lift blade once it delivers to me. I could see the crappy standard blade doing this. If it doesn’t lift the grass blades straight up and the grass is a little sideways I could see it tearing the grass tops. High lift blade would solve that if that’s the problem. Also there is such a thing as mowing at to slow of a pace which I do believe if you are mowing at the slowest self propel pace possible on the ego it could burn the tips of the grass like your pictures show. The blade at normal RPM and a slow moving pace will hit the same spot tons and tons of times which burns the grass tips. You never want a mower blade turning at full speed and not be moving on grass with any mower. Are you moving slow because the mower doesn’t cut all the grass evenly when moving at a faster pace? If that’s the case then from what I’m reading you need to replace the blade with the high lift blade. I just about returned the mower because the standard blade has a horrible cut quality.
Thanks, yea I went to HD to check both sharp at the right angle and right fit. I was doing speed at medium and everyone said try going slower. That’s only reason I was on slowest speed just to try that. I was thinking hL blade but wasn’t sure. Also heard of alternating my mow which I haven’t started yet.