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Old 09-19-2001, 09:47 PM
P&J Lawncare P&J Lawncare is offline
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New blade design

I think that I finally made the perfect blade. After three years of experimenting with different blades and blade set-up I finally decided to make my own blades. I had about thirty old blades sitting around the shop so I started experimenting with them by weilding metal in different spots on the blades and I think that I have designed the the perfect blade. I have used it for the last week and it worked so good that I saved six man hours. I am presently looking into getting a patent for this blade design. I just could not believe how well the new blade threw the grass. Has anyone else redesigned something related to lawn care that has made your work easier and if so what was it.
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Old 09-19-2001, 09:55 PM
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Sounds great P&J, i dont suppose you'll include a pic so we can view this or is it in hiding until your patent is awarded? BTW are you welding with like 7018 or tool steel beings the blades are all hardened stell material, i would watch for safety issues welding your own blades. But congratulations on your blades and good luck with them.
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Old 09-19-2001, 10:08 PM
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This will be interesting to see and try. If you decide to market them, you should talk to the owner of this site about advertising here which will help support the site.

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Right now we have 4,684 members, so LawnSite is growing fast.
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Old 09-19-2001, 10:14 PM
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I am willing to test these blades for you! just let me know!

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Old 09-19-2001, 10:38 PM
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I am very interested in letting some of the true professionals on this site demo these blades and once I secure the patent to them I will be sending them to some of you so that I can get a perspective on how they work on different mowers because every mower is different and what works on my mowers might not work on other mowers.
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Old 09-19-2001, 11:26 PM
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put me down for the old style lesco 48! if you can beat lesco high lifts, I'll send you cash and do a buck dance at your oldest spawns coupling!

this is exciting! let me know!

GEO!
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Old 09-19-2001, 11:34 PM
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I would sure like to try them. I use 3 blades 20.5" with a 5/8" hole. I normally run a high lift and a blade the opposite of a Gator, the fins are twisted out, instead of in like a Gator.

Keep in touch on this matter.
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Old 09-20-2001, 12:33 AM
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Put me down for a set for a 61" great dane!

I'll give them a work over, just got contracts on 14 apartment complexes for 2 years!

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Old 09-20-2001, 08:23 AM
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Sounds like a good idea. My neighbor has been doing this for years, he does this to blades used on a brushhog, and has had no problems. I would think the blade tip speed is lower than with a commerecial mower. He told me to give him some of my old blades to try, but I was concerned about hitting objects,etc. so I have not done this. Good luck on your idea, this definetly sounds like a real good idea.
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Old 09-20-2001, 10:09 AM
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Congratulations on being willing to experiment - many people have the opinion that only the "factory" can design something - they forget that factories sometimes start in someone's garage. I have several ideas in the works but haven't put the plans into action.
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