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Old 01-05-2009, 04:22 PM
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Double Blades!?!

Heard it through the grape vine that it is quicker and a nicer cut to run 2 blades per shaft in an "X" shape. So on my Scags instead of the 3 blades it would run 6! Any wise info on this and how often soes everyone sharpen their blades..Im doing it about every 3-5days
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:31 PM
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hmmmm, I've NEVER seen or heard of anybody do that before
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:32 PM
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When I used to work for an LCO, we would run X blades on the 72" Dixie Chopper. The 27 horse Generac a little problems running that many blades. You did notice a cleaner first cut and all material was chopped extremely well.

I would be sketchy about running an X blade on just any mower. I would need to be confident that the horses, motor, and spindle size were all commercial strength.

Do a search of the threads, it's been discussed many times before.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM
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My honda's have dual blades, but it was designed and made that way, not sure if I would modify a mower to run this way, You'd wanna make sure everything is perfectly balanced as well.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:37 PM
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if you want "x blades" look into meg mo blades!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:43 PM
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I ran 2blades in a X shape on my 36 exmark so we would not have to double cut backyards and it worked great the guy I sold the mower to still runs it and he also said he like it! Im sure it is a little harder on the machine but it did make a great first cut
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:10 PM
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Double blades draw extra power. Meg-Mo blades draw more power than a double blade set up.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:17 PM
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I luv my double blades....nofear.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:29 PM
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I run doubles off and on with with all my Toros, I like gator blades over high lift blades.

If you do a search, you will find many threads on this topic, some people praising the practice, others condemning it. Try it out, it works very well with some decks.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:41 PM
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I run x blades and a high lift blade on my 48 in great dane, the x blades are custom, meaning there cut dwn to size because they dnt have 48 in. x's. they work great for me, the mower puts dwn greaaaaat stripes, it did the stripes in my profile pic.
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