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Old 08-18-2011, 09:26 AM
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what size engine does your dixie have and deck size i have 60/25 was wondering if they will pull the engine down.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:37 PM
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i had a chance to try the g6's in tall grass today,i cut the lawn at 4" and was pleased with the results.i will be able to do more testing tomorrow.so far i'm very happy.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:40 PM
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what size engine does your dixie have and deck size i have 60/25 was wondering if they will pull the engine down.
Dixe Chopper XT2800 - 60" cut - Kohler 28 EFI.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:45 PM
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what size engine does your dixie have and deck size i have 60/25 was wondering if they will pull the engine down.
I have a ferris DD 25Kaw,61" deck.no problem that i notice with power.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:14 PM
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Looks like ill be waiting for the thinner blade for my 23 / 60
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:58 PM
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Looks like ill be waiting for the thinner blade for my 23 / 60
I'm real disappointed the way my engine responded to these blades,just not enough A$$ to spin'em Are there plans to market a thinner G6?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:10 PM
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I'm real disappointed the way my engine responded to these blades,just not enough A$$ to spin'em Are there plans to market a thinner G6?
I believe I read a few pages back that there was going to be a G5 blade that was the same except it was down to about .206" thick rather than .25 inches.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:14 PM
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The steel and all features will be the same. Instead of being 0.250" thick like the G6™ the G5™ will be 0.203" or less.
Found it. Not sure how much weight that will save but probably about 20% if its as easy as doing the math.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:18 PM
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That may not necessarily be correct. A lighter blade will get to speed faster, but that's only a fraction of a minute at best anyway. The heavier blade has noticably more mass, and once you get it spinning at full rpm, it will take much more to drag it down in rpm's than the lighter one will (as in thick damp grass, or sod type grass that is very thick). Mass equals more consistant rpm on the blade compared to a lighter blade. All this is provided of course, that you machine has the engine hp to run them efficiently in the first place.
Not sure I agree with this. That's like saying it's easier keeping a semi at 70 up a grade than it is a Corvette because the semi has more mass to keep it going.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:46 PM
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Not sure I agree with this. That's like saying it's easier keeping a semi at 70 up a grade than it is a Corvette because the semi has more mass to keep it going.
You're leaving out the effects of gravity. Since the blade is moving strictly in a horizontal plane to gravity it cancels the effects of gravity out.

Try stopping the Corvette and then try stopping the semi. It takes significantly more force to stop the 82,000 pound semi then it does to stop the 3,100 pound Corvette. It's called inertia.

" Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest, or the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. It is proportional to an object's mass."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia

The heavier blade has more inertia due to it's increased mass.
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