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Old 07-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Busy Blades Busy Blades is offline
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25hp Dixie chopper able to spin x blades?

got a 2003 x2503 , engine and all components are maintained and in working order .... cut a mix of st.augustine and bahia , using the standard hi lift straight blade....

the grass that is being discharged especially st aug is whole still , The blade of grass that was cut will still be long and uncut ( not mulched )

any experience with running x blades on a 25hp 60" deck im concerned i do not have enough hp , we cut weekly and bi-weekly .
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:53 PM
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25 hp should be fine on a 60. I think it may be something with the blades. I've never run a dc so I'm not sure how the deck operates
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:15 PM
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No problem with those x blades. I ran double blades for years on my 25hp DC. Engage blades at very low RPM, just enough RPM so engine does not stall. Then increase the engine to full throttle slowly.
When stopping blades, lower RPM's to about idle and let blades slow down. Then disengage the blades.
Your mower will sound like a helicoptor and will throw grass 15 feet out the chute.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 AM
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Save some money and try a set of gator style blades, That's what all of my commercial guys are using here on the same grasses......

Make sure your high speed RPM's are set to at-least 3700 per DC.....
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