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Old 08-24-2005, 01:09 AM
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double blades

just started running double blades on my ztr high lift on the bottom gattor blade on the top will spindle bearings last as long ,belts and pulleys and would it hurt to spot weld them together on 90 degree angles. any suggestions
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:19 AM
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As far as the spindles go, it varies between owners. Some have success and others have problems. Most people complain about electric clutches going but I think dixies have manual blade engagement. For the sake of the belts just engage the blades slowly at low throttle and you'll be fine. I would not recommend spot welding the blades but I have heard it done. The reason I don't recommend it is because if you hit a rock would you rather have the spindles take the hit or the blades just swivel. You might cause more damage to the mower in an accident. People with dixies seem to like their doubles and as long as the spindles are under warranty don't worry about it. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:22 AM
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I'm new to mowing, first year... what does it mean double blades?
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:47 AM
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Mounting two blades at perpendicular angles on the same spindle.
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:57 AM
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does doubles help ?
can doubles be ran on a garden tractor? i have a garden tractor that has a 25hp kohler on it.
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:28 AM
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Some people like them, some don't. I don't run doubles on any of my equipment. Do they help? I would say to try them and see. You may want to do a search and read the opinions of those that run them. If they work on ZTR's, I don't see why they wouldn't work on a garden tractor.
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:02 PM
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If you mounted them perpendicular, wouldn't they slide around if they weren't welded/secured in a perpendicular position?
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:17 PM
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If you mounted them perpendicular, wouldn't they slide around if they weren't welded/secured in a perpendicular position?
Torque them down enough and they stay in place...unless you hit something pretty solid. You'll know then.
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:47 AM
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Wouldn't Weld Them

But I would put a lockwasher between them.
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:04 AM
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I have run doubles for years. Every time I take them off to try something else, I can't wait to get them back on. Sure they slip sometimes, but you want the flexibility you get with single blades. They probably do put extra stress on bearings and clutches. But so does double and tripple mowing. Ballancing is more important. Its the cutters best weapon against a moron with a spreader and a sprinkler system. Just slap them together aling them in a cross and tighten. I would recomend standard on bottom and mulch on top.
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