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Old 07-20-2013, 07:24 AM
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I guess I am missing the point here one 18 " blade on a 36" mower is going to out work a 21" blade!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:15 AM
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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.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:36 AM
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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.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:46 AM
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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.
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