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demhustler
10-09-2010, 04:36 PM
does anyone tried or thought of putting double/triple high-lift blades and/or modifying deck (adding skirts, etc) for better blowing leaves - 4 use more as a leaf blower?

demhustler
10-09-2010, 05:11 PM
isn't it interesting - we using 9-14hp clumsy push blowers, hard to push and unstable on uneven terrain, when we have 25hp+ power units (mowers), which already blows (by cutting grass), maneurable and fast;
what can be made to mod. decks for better blowing (up to doubling blades, to mod. blades as impellers, or just replace blades with existing impellers; + mod. deck with underskirt, etc;
or even for leaf clean-up season on one of the mowers whole deck can be switched to "blower deck" ... - possibilities endless;
any ideas or comments?

Meg-Mo
10-09-2010, 05:29 PM
The MEG MO blades Will almost depose of your leaves. We use to get 7 or 8 loads of leaves every day. 6 yrs. per load. Now we take of 10 gal. per job. Whether it is 10 acres or a 1/10 acre. We can pick up that last little and the customer see that we done what they called for and it cost the customer about 1/3 of what it would have cost. Whether you want to just blow or clean up the leaves the MEG mo blades will do the job.

demhustler
10-09-2010, 05:48 PM
The MEG MO blades Will almost depose of your leaves. We use to get 7 or 8 loads of leaves every day. 6 yrs. per load. Now we take of 10 gal. per job. Whether it is 10 acres or a 1/10 acre. We can pick up that last little and the customer see that we done what they called for and it cost the customer about 1/3 of what it would have cost. Whether you want to just blow or clean up the leaves the MEG mo blades will do the job.

task not to chop leaves - but blow it (like blower); regular blades shoot leaves 10-15 feet; would meg-mo blades blow (not chop) better and why? (if they intended to cut, excess air flow would cause underblow and decrease suction (quality of cut); for double blades cutting usually not used double high lift blades - ti's combination of high and low lift blades, to make just right suction and flow, not too much

demhustler
10-09-2010, 06:01 PM
chopping - not a problem; chopping to dust means chopping to mud ; in places with excess leaves chop and pound it would kill whatever left from grass; problem - to move leaves from places where chopping not an option;

demhustler
10-17-2010, 07:31 PM
point - to add/replace blades easier than switch deck (to "blower deck")

sure, double(triple) would require extra power, and load on pto clutch, though, we should consider - it not cuts, just blows (spinning in the air)
added to regular blades can be smaller to reduce load;

also: what existing impellers can be used or modified to use with or instead of blades?

pict - nice deck skirt with tunnel baffle

unit28
10-17-2010, 08:01 PM
also: what existing impellers can be used or modified to use with or instead of blades?



impellers from inside of a 2 stage snowblower

but it'll cost ya more than it's worth because,
I'm sure it'll pick up rocks and bust every window within 500 yards:laugh:

demhustler
10-17-2010, 09:37 PM
:laugh: :laugh:
than may be juat one (left side) - and thats enough

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
10-18-2010, 09:18 AM
Here's an idea. What about a self powered (13 hp?) blower that quickly attaches/detaches to a ZTR that could blow left, right, and forward? The ZTR would be merely the drive unit.

demhustler
10-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Here's an idea. What about a self powered (13 hp?) blower that quickly attaches/detaches to a ZTR that could blow left, right, and forward? The ZTR would be merely the drive unit.

something like this?
: )))))
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=164095&stc=1&d=1255287557

demhustler
10-21-2010, 11:15 PM
or another way to use what we already have: why don't use impeller unit from vacuum system (slightly modified) as a blower? (small, light, easy in-out, just snap belt on spindle pulley - that's it...)
kinda like dc (pict), but nozzle(hose) shoots to the side:

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
10-22-2010, 12:12 PM
something like this?
: )))))
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=164095&stc=1&d=1255287557

Nope, nice try but it's not self-powered and has no forward. :) What state are you out of? I'm heading out in a couple weeks showing a proto to get market feedback to better understand if and how to proceed. If you're in the states I'll be traveling I'd love to get your thoughts (pro and con).