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Old 02-18-2013, 12:22 PM
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When the clutch is engaged to start the blades spinning as well as disengaged to slow them to a stop is when the blade weight differential will affect 'things' the most. Harder to accelerate a heavier weight and harder to slow it down as well. This seemingly would affect belt, clutch and spindle life...and to what degree is the bigger question.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:27 PM
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When the clutch is engaged to start the blades spinning as well as disengaged to slow them to a stop is when the blade weight differential will affect 'things' the most. Harder to accelerate a heavier weight and harder to slow it down as well. This seemingly would affect belt, clutch and spindle life...and to what degree is the bigger question.
Another good point.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:34 PM
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Personally, I went with G5 blades over G6s due to lighter weight. Time will tell...
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 PM
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When the clutch is engaged to start the blades spinning as well as disengaged to slow them to a stop is when the blade weight differential will affect 'things' the most. Harder to accelerate a heavier weight and harder to slow it down as well. This seemingly would affect belt, clutch and spindle life...and to what degree is the bigger question.
Thats what I'm wondering... I have one extra .25 blade and the rest are .205 so I'm just wondering how much life will be taken away from the parts mentioned if any... And also will it be noticable???
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:29 PM
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Also I would love to have all .250 but forgot to ask that when I bought @ local dealer... Next time I will buy from Express Mower where I know what I getting...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:59 PM
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In this set up one side will cut shorter than the other
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Ok! Now this question is for one side having .205 and the other side having .250... Not running different blades @ different times it is running different blades @ the same time...
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:59 AM
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In this set up one side will cut shorter than the other
HA HA...a VERY VALID POINT!
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