Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 07-20-2013, 07:24 AM
ralph02813 ralph02813 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Charlestown, RI
Posts: 1,035
I guess I am missing the point here one 18 " blade on a 36" mower is going to out work a 21" blade!
__________________
Ralph
http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=367380
1999 Chevy Silverado 1500
36" Ferris
21" Ferris
22" Toro
Redmax 8050
Echo ES 230
Remax 2301 Trimmer
Remax Hedger
Shindaiwa 25 trimmer
Echo 16/18 Chainsaw
Echo 24" Hedge Trimmer
Husaqvana 70 lp spreader
Troy Bush Whacker
Excel 2600 Power Washer
Mighty Mac Shredder
Powermate tillers
Felco hand tools
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-20-2013, 08:15 AM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,333
You guys way overthink things. Use the 21,the first time will be the worst. I promise by the time your done farting around with blades and slowing the engine,which will only make matters worse,you will be done. Next time its full speed ahead now that the height is manageable.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-20-2013, 08:36 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,765
Here is what we would do.

I've got an old articulating hedge trimmer head that I use for brush purposed.

Basically put it on the end of the string trimmer, set it level with the ground and use like a scythe or sickle.

No flying debris, just lays it over, and you can get through saplings with it. Stihl also makes a specific scythe for this type of job, it's the same as the hedge trimmer, only half the length.

Charge your time in doing it and call it a day.




..........
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-20-2013, 08:46 AM
MOturkey's Avatar
MOturkey MOturkey is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bolivar, MO
Posts: 2,559
I'm guessing you could operate a walk-behind, or for that matter any multiple blade machine with a blade missing from now until the cows come home, at full throttle, with absolutely no ill effects. Each blade is independent of the other.

However, although I see the point in that the WB is a lot more powerful than a 21, and more suited to cutting the heavy growth, I'm also guessing that the turbulence under the deck is going to move a lot of the wood chips around, whether you are using one blade or two. Only way to know for sure, is to simply give it a try.
__________________
Neill Prater
Dependable Mowing Service
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 PM.

Page generated in 0.07018 seconds with 9 queries