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Old 04-23-2009, 05:03 PM
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Ever seen blades like these?

So, I just picked up a new (used) mower. I went to pull the blades, and they had these metal discs on them. I've never seen anything like it on a mower, and I'm not really sure what they're there for. They come right off, aren't part of the blade itself. Any ideas?



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Old 04-23-2009, 06:11 PM
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I would say that "plate" is upside down! Otherwise, I imagine it would leave a big fat line up the middle of a pass! Unless the blades step down.
Im interested in seeing what others say!
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:16 PM
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Looks like those disk maybe mulcher pieces. Toro has those on their 21's, but they are rectangular. I think those disk go on first then the blade, I'm not too sure, but I think it is for mulching purposes because those are regular blades.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:36 PM
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It's an old style mulch set-up. The disk goes between the spindle and the blade. It's a dangerous set-up and you have to check the bolt torque daily to make sure it's tight. If I remember right it was an after market thing. Basically a gimmick for homeowners. The big mower manufacturers didn't endorse the system (for obvious reasons) so it died pretty quickly.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:20 PM
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Figured it was something along those lines. Thanks for the info guys! And yeah, they'll be coming off when I put my new blades on, haha.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:51 PM
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It's an old style mulch set-up. The disk goes between the spindle and the blade. It's a dangerous set-up and you have to check the bolt torque daily to make sure it's tight. ...
I knew there was a reason I didn't like the looks of them ... check the blades daily ... WOW !!
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