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Jlutsey
06-16-2011, 08:02 PM
Hey guys,
I've been reading a lot about what i think is people doubling up the blades on their mowers. Are you putting two blades on the same spindle in a cross shape? Just want to make sure i'm understanding this correctly. The advantage is obvious but i didn't know it was possible.

White Gardens
06-16-2011, 08:05 PM
You have to have a special "X" blade for your mower. It basically is contoured to allow the other blade to over-lap and keep it in place.

JimQ
06-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Hey guys,
I've been reading a lot about what i think is people doubling up the blades on their mowers. Are you putting two blades on the same spindle in a cross shape? Just want to make sure i'm understanding this correctly. The advantage is obvious but i didn't know it was possible.

Yep, just double 'em up in a + pattern and tighten them down. There are special adapters but they are not necessary. Give it a try.

Q

Jlutsey
06-16-2011, 08:09 PM
gotcha....are they worth the extra money and where would they outperform normal blades? High grass, thick grass.....i need a good blade for bahaia on a ferris is3100.....

Hawkshot99
06-16-2011, 08:31 PM
gotcha....are they worth the extra money and where would they outperform normal blades? High grass, thick grass.....i need a good blade for bahaia on a ferris is3100.....

Doesnt cost anything extra, just need to have 2 sets of blades. I run doubles in the fall the most. A high lift on the bottom, and a gator on top of that. The high lift pulls the leaves up out of the grass, and the gator shreds. I have no special piece to hold them. When the spindles are tight they do not move.

flatlander42
06-16-2011, 08:39 PM
hmmm......wouldn't this use more hp?

Hawkshot99
06-16-2011, 09:06 PM
hmmm......wouldn't this use more hp?

That is what I read on here, but even with only a 15hp engine it works a lot better as far as I am concerned.

lawnboy dan
06-17-2011, 07:17 AM
also shorten the life of spindles and clutch

Meg-Mo
06-17-2011, 09:34 AM
Take a look at the Meg Mo blades. They pull easier and are 100% balance when running. Stay sharp 8 to 10 times longer /out wear 3 to 5 sets of what you are using. No lumps or clumps wet or dry. Then replacement knives are only $4.95@ .No bearing problems any more. Haven't put a bearing in a spindle in 19 years.

Agape
06-17-2011, 10:15 AM
Take a look at the Meg Mo blades. They pull easier and are 100% balance when running. Stay sharp 8 to 10 times longer /out wear 3 to 5 sets of what you are using. No lumps or clumps wet or dry. Then replacement knives are only $4.95@ .No bearing problems any more. Haven't put a bearing in a spindle in 19 years.

do you have a website or more info?

G780
06-17-2011, 10:18 AM
you can buy a special X blade but to be honest I never tried it or had the need to. Why did you want to use 2 blades anyways?

STIHL GUY
06-17-2011, 10:50 AM
i have thought about trying to run doubles on my WB but the thing seems underpowered to begin with so idk how it would do spinning an extra set of blades. maybe ill have to give i a try

THEGOLDPRO
06-17-2011, 10:53 AM
I have always thought about trying it on my lazer but never did, i might try it on my new lazer and see if it makes it any better or worse.

Meg-Mo
06-17-2011, 06:27 PM
The web is wwwmeg-mo.com

Snapper Jack
06-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Have any of you ever heard a two blade set up? Most annoying sound,ever:nono:

Jlutsey
06-17-2011, 08:55 PM
I was just curious afer reading some about it. The megmo's seen like a good idea but the areas i cut under large oak and pine trees have a lot of limbs and i wondered how the setup would handle them. Also i cut a lot of Bahaia and it can be stubborn if not cutting with really sharp blades. Bahaia=sand=dull blades....:confused:

Meg-Mo
06-17-2011, 09:23 PM
The MEG MO blades will handle sticks and pine cones like grass. Any sticks under 1" are just grass, An with the knives so hard and free swing you will only get nicks like the tip of a ball point pen. The knives are rockwelled to 51 where your blades are some from 21 to 40 rockwell. We are fine with being that hard as long as the knives are free swinging.