Why would you run your engine at half throttle in a higher gear rather than running it at full (governed) throttle with a lower gear? I have heard, and read in some forums, small engines run WOT are more efficient and last longer.
If the grass is actually flying over the basket and back on the lawn, you need to slow down a little bit. In my experience, you want the grass to fill up the hopper from back to front. I adjust my speed so the clippings hit the back wall of the hopper and drop to the bottom. You will also need to adjust the deflector to properly aim the grass where you want it to go.
I get my Brinly Hardy going the perfect speed to pick up pine straw (needles), then when I run across a pine cone or two I have to slow it up or it throws the pine cone right over the hopper:lmao: It's amazing the job these sweepers do.
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