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lawnkid
07-09-2002, 11:35 PM
I really want to try out doubles but i wan't to know what you guys think. Do you think a spindle will go cause I only have a 14hp Kaw on a 52" Scag hydro? what if I use like 3" standard high lifts on the bottom and then regular mulchers on the top?

65hoss
07-10-2002, 02:15 AM
You'll be ok to try them. Heck many people have been using them for years.

KDLAWN
07-10-2002, 08:13 AM
I have a 36" scag 14HP kawasaki that I put doubles on about two months ago and it is doing fine for now . Not sure what the long term affect is though... From what I have read if you half throttle before engauging blades then go to full throttle it should be ok.

Hawkeye5
07-10-2002, 09:37 AM
Yep, throttle down before engaging the blades. You basiclly double the mass that the engine has to turn from a dead stop. JD

awm
07-10-2002, 10:09 AM
let the engine warm. engage as slow as
will work . . disengage at a low rpm.
mine makes more air noise but it really does run smoother with doubles.there really is a bit of a difference that u just have to learn about.if that 14 hp w 52 cut is pulling u to . u may not have the rite combo for doubles. but u can give it a try.

Heller Landscaping
07-12-2002, 12:01 AM
what is the benefit of doubleing the blades? I'm new so please explain.

lasher66
07-12-2002, 12:49 AM
I noticed you live in ohio. The reason I say this is because the grass is barely growing in Ohio right now and doubles probably wont make that big of a difference right now. You can try them , but you really notice a difference in the spring time when the grass is really taking off.

Lasher

1grnlwn
07-12-2002, 12:57 AM
When you really notice the difference is when you take them off. The clippings are long and clumpy. Doubles will powder long grass its great.

Mark

awm
07-13-2002, 06:16 PM
if u are in drought u might consider
backing off the doubles now,as mine was blowing the top soil , way too much.
that gives u an idea what we are looking at in stanley county.

lasher66
07-13-2002, 10:04 PM
Exactly,
I took off my doubles because we have not had any rain in weeks and I was just creating huge dust clouds on every yard. I will probably put them back on in the fall though. Hope we get some rain.

Lasher