Ride-on Mower grass collection problem
With a two acre garden I use a Yardman 1 metre ride-on mower. Usually, each autumn, it acts like a giant vacuum cleaner and sucks up vast quantities of dry leaves. However, this autumn it is only sucking up 50/60% of the dry leaves and leaving a trail of uncollected leaves on the grass.
The curious thing is that if I put the mower in reverse and travel over a similar spread of leaves on the grass, it collects every single leaf and leaves the grass looking as clean as a billiard table!
As I have no wish to cut this large area in reverse, I'm hoping someone can offer me an explanation for this peculiar mower behaviour.
The blades were new this year and the plastic discharge tube which carries the grass/leaves to the collection bag is also new. These two items alone should have ensured that leaf collection went perfectly. Any Ideas?