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paul kelsey
Posted 8 Jul 2010
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Not cut outfield now for 2 weeks went tonight to cut it did 3 circuits round the outer and put it back in the shed I couldn't see where i'd cut, why waist the juice and it did get me in the bar for 7 o,clock

Paul
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stevejack1
Posted 8 Jul 2010
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Same here in Huddersfield Paul, outfield cut monday 28th June , we had the cancer research race for life last weekend 6,000 women raising money for a great cause .
All four squares constantly watered and still hardly any clippings taken off this week . They are starting to look like a green oasis now with the sparse outfield .

After last winter when I couldn't feel my fingers for 3 months , I'm not complaining !!!
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mr wood
Posted 8 Jul 2010
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the guy that looks after cricket outfield in our village hasnt cut for 3 weeks buts its growing slowly and starting to green up a bit more.

i havent done football pitch for the same length of time and prob leave it til first or second week in aug if not a lot of growth happens
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barry glynn
Posted 8 Jul 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

I am still cutting every week, twice, in opposite directions. I find the lines are still visible and it stops, stalks, long bits etc growing out of control.
Keeps it looking as good as it can.
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paul kelsey
Posted 8 Jul 2010
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thats the only thing that is growing the F in stalks Barry
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mario
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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I know no boundaries.

Still cutting twice a week up here. Looks as if the forecasted rain will postpone tomorrow's match too!
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Andy Matthews
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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I will be cutting 2 outfields today, I wont take much off either but it will keep the stripes on and the aesthetics looking good, they are both cut once a week.
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jlawrence
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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Of course there's no bounce, bend your back and put some bloody effort in.

I'm cutting once a week if that. at the moment I feel my watering is keeping the squares alive but that's about it.
at least evening league and juniors finish next week so I can try and get enough water on to get some new germination.
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A J
Posted 9 Jul 2010 Last edited: 9 Jul 2010
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Always a pleasure bringing on the new seed

Our place break up today, so squares will get flooded all through next week ready to start renovations when i`m back off my hols...

As from today, Outfields are now rugby/football/hockey pitches, and will be left to grow and prepped through the summer.
Can`t believe i`m thinking of autumn already!!!

Enjoy the rolling fellers, my`n getting mothballed till next year. Yippee......

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Minormorris64
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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What goes around, comes around

Just had a look in my diary, since June 21st I have cut our outfield twice, June 25th & July 2nd, so 2 times in 16 days, having cut it 6 times in the 16 days before that.
Will probably do it Sunday morning, lucky this weekend both League XI's are away, and then a home friendly Sunday afternoon.
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Greenfingers
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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Usually cut the outfield twice a week, now just once to tidy it up, the clover seems to be doing OK.
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Andy Matthews
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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This outfield as you can see is a bit parched but I did take a bit off and the stripes looked good
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Andy Matthews
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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This one is a totally different colour and yet hasn't been watered
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paul kelsey
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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What kind of mower's that andy might know where there's one for sale if its the same, is it a Ransome's
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Andy Matthews
Posted 9 Jul 2010
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Yeh they are a set of ransomes hydraulic 5's with the sports cutter heads, they give a good finish, I could do with a set of 5 with the magna heads, to replace my other set of 3.
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paul kelsey
Posted 10 Jul 2010
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Andy
Straight over my head that one mate, sports heads, magna heads ?? I am from Cas
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Andy Matthews
Posted 10 Jul 2010
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Yeh know where you are Paul. Sports heads have 7 blades on the cylinders ans rollers back and front, Magna heads have 4 blades and rollers just on the back of the units, the size of the cylinders can also be different, but thats the basic difference. The sports heads give a better cut and stripe but aren't any good if the grass gets long, the open fronted Magna units are better if the grass has got long.
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paul kelsey
Posted 11 Jul 2010
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Thanks Andy
What width of cut are they, thinking we might give it a try and move the triple on, I think this has sports heads on and we dont have much long stuff not that we can get a triple or 5 gang to.
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Four Oaks
Posted 11 Jul 2010
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Presentation is the name of the game.

During one of those moments that arise now and then, I discovered that there is a method of cutting long grass with units that come with rollers front and back. I don't know if this is specific to John Deere, but you can remove the front roller and insert a pin in the mechanism which stops the unit floating. It's only any use on very flat surfaces but it is useful at the moment with all those bents spoiling the outlook.
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Mike
Posted 11 Jul 2010
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Have done a similar thing with our set of Ransomes 5's with some success in the past - as above, only on level areas.
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Andy Matthews
Posted 11 Jul 2010
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You are bothe right you can remove the front roller and use the heads in a fixed position, I did try this but with no success I have to say it might have been me though that got the set up wrong. Paul they are 11 foot width of cut are you talking a ride on with a set of 5 or a set of 5 to go behind a tractor
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