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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM
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Was wondering if anybody was going to bring up about 36 and 52 they normally take the same blade size. That's why we have a 36 eXmark TTHP and a 52 eXmark Lazer Z. We do residential and small commercial if the 52 can't get it and it's too much to trim we bust out the 36.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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If you already have a 36 v ride I would by the 52 since it uses the same blades.
lets see here 18 X 2 = 36 X 3 = 52 or is it 54, Daaa Da Daa
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:49 PM
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it is technically 54'' but all 52'' decks i have seen the blades are staggered which allows them to run 18'' blades. think of the spindles in a triangle format where the center one is farther forward than the 2 sides.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM
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it is technically 54'' but all 52'' decks i have seen the blades are staggered which allows them to run 18'' blades. think of the spindles in a triangle format where the center one is farther forward than the 2 sides.
You're right. Sometimes Realslowww is Realslowww if you know what I mean lol.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:23 AM
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You're right. Sometimes Realslowww is Realslowww if you know what I mean lol.
I have a 52 inch lesco out back,I will go measure the blades. I have never known there to be that much difference in staggering.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:33 AM
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I have a 52 inch lesco out back,I will go measure the blades. I have never known there to be that much difference in staggering.
You do that. I got a 36 eXmark and a 52 eXmark and have been running the same blades on them for years so I don't have to go measure I know what they are.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:00 AM
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You do that. I got a 36 eXmark and a 52 eXmark and have been running the same blades on them for years so I don't have to go measure I know what they are.
I have a 36 n 52 but they are Lesco,I am curious because I know some mowers are diifferent slightly but just out of curiousity I want to see if the blades are the same or different.

Some mowers may stagger more than others,it just seems like that is alot.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:47 PM
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I debated the 48" vs. the 52" vantage as well. The ultimate factor that led me to the 52 was that it had a better deck overhang to be able to work around the landscape beds.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:52 PM
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I'd compare a 52 to a 48 and see how much trim capacity you have, besides, with a 52 you're really only cutting about 48 with each pass with an overlap. If a 52 has more trim capacity and will fit in your yards, go for it. I don't have any residentials that I couldn't do with a 36 or 52 even with gates, so I'm planning to add a 52 pretty soon (if I can get a good December deal).
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:25 PM
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The lawns we cut on our route are generally 1/4-1/2 acre and we run a 48" stander and a 54" Z. I know its only a difference of a few inches but from my experience that 48" fits through twice as many places as that 54" does. I would recommend going with the 48 if your lots are around the same size. Make sure you get something you can put a good catcher on for leaves!
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