Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

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Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby inairam » Sun May 21, 2023 6:53 pm

This is the first time in 15-20 years I was able to get to cut this part of the property. From walking it in the winter I knew there were a lot of down trees and flood debris and some large rocks

I decided to put my A-60 grader blade on to protect the front and to help if I ran into a log. It worked great. I got into a tight area that had a lot of logs. With with mower, I was not able to back up much so I dropped the blade to just off the ground and was able to push the logs out of the way.

This reed grass was very intimidating. I was cutting from the edge. After a while, the blade gave me some confidence to do a few totally blind passes with reeds on three sides.

I have had this Woods 60-4 for several years but this is the first season I worked on it and got it ready to cut. I got it for this part of the properity.
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby R.D.Owens » Sun May 21, 2023 8:10 pm

Very clever. Great idea and looks like it worked well.

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby Don McCombs » Sun May 21, 2023 8:57 pm

Looks like phragmites.
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby inairam » Mon May 22, 2023 9:43 am

I will try to identify it. I just look it up and phragmites It is nonnative and considered invasive.
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby ajhbike » Fri May 26, 2023 3:33 pm

I have the phrags all around the perimeter of my yard near the salt marsh...They are incredibly difficult to keep in check...They seem to send out roots that shoot up a new reed constantly. I can mow and they will send up more shoots within 2 weeks. That is a nice hogger...I have the 6 foot Cadet version and it is a beast.

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby inairam » Sat May 27, 2023 6:44 am

My wife and I have been working on removing nonnatives at our home and I have been working on it on my family property.

Phragmites are considered invasive and have a rhizome system like other grasses and bamboo. I have read repeat cutting over time will reduce them.
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby Don McCombs » Sat May 27, 2023 7:01 am

Mechanical methods do not work. Use glyphosate. But, don’t tell the EPA I said that. :D
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby SamsFarm » Sat May 27, 2023 8:20 am

Don McCombs wrote:Mechanical methods do not work.


I would not say that!

I had a big area of that stuff when I bought my land.
After deciding to plant vegetables in that area, each time I would plow, the roots would get exposed, and I would pick them out and burn them.

After a few years of that it was gone.

Must have been some late bloomin seeds because the past few years I notice a few stalks pushing up, but now I am haying that area and it gets cut and baled up!

On a side note, I got another area (never done anything to get rid of it) where the stuff grows out back that I cut and bale, and the cows go crazy, they love eating that stuff!

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby ajhbike » Sat May 27, 2023 4:01 pm

I have been mowing the same strip of them for 30 years. I doesn't help when the strip gets salted every 2 months or

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby SamsFarm » Sat May 27, 2023 6:43 pm

Salting makes them taste better! :lol:

ajhbike wrote:every 2 months or


Or?

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby SONNY » Wed May 31, 2023 11:01 am

gly. will smoke them!! 4 oz per gallon and go! Might have to repeat on tuff stuff but stay on it and you will win.

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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby Indy4570 » Sun Jun 04, 2023 2:19 pm

I have poison hemlock I am trying to control. I keep on whacking it down

love that front blade, is it specific to a 140/A?
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Re: Cutting really high grass with help from A-60 grader blade

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 05, 2023 5:44 am

Indy4570 wrote:
love that front blade, is it specific to a 140/A?


Yes it is an A-60 blade for the A-140 series of IH tractors.

I also have a lot of poison hemlock this year. We had a very mild winter I wonder if that is why.
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