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Old 08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
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Best blades for wet grass?

I have a few large accounts that just always seem to be thick and wet no matter what. Just wondering if any of you guys had any recommendations for the best blade set-up. I'm currently using a Toro 60" with gator blades and it just clumps up. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:49 PM
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I have a few large accounts that just always seem to be thick and wet no matter what. Just wondering if any of you guys had any recommendations for the best blade set-up. I'm currently using a Toro 60" with gator blades and it just clumps up. Thanks!
My stock exmark high lift blades seem to do well in all conditions. Never tried anything else but was thinking of something like a gator blade for fall cleanups.
Like I said, never a clumping problem with the high lifts...
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:50 PM
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Get rid of the gators and try some high lift blades. I own Toros as well and if it is wet it is going to be nasty no matter what you have under there.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:03 PM
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wet blades (grasshopper)

Several years ago, I ran into a local Grasshopper rep who kept talking about the "wet blades" for Grasshoppers. I bought several sets and use them throughout the spring when conditions are wet and soggy. They are basically a set of high lifts that are about 3" wide (standard high lifts are 2 1/2") They work much better in wet conditions than standard high lifts. They seem to leave the deck much cleaner. They are not perfect, but work fairly well. I don't know if they are available for other mowers.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:53 AM
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thanks for the replies!
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:17 AM
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Get rid of the gators and try some high lift blades. I own Toros as well and if it is wet it is going to be nasty no matter what you have under there.
Ditto - if the grass is wet at all (or tall) the worst thing you can do is use mulching blades or gator blades. . .
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high lift. I bought a set of extra high lift. higher than your normal high lift. they were setting on the dealers shelf for 2 years he said. they suck some hp but the cut and stripping is 2nd to none. when i get a chance ill take a pic and post. there almost 90 degrees lip.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:34 AM
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Also, when wet we always raise the deck, that alone will help
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:42 PM
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thanks again guys!
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