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Old 08-09-2012, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jvanvliet View Post
I'm not so sure it's the actual grass that causes an accelerated dulling of the blades as much as it is the debris sucked up into the blades, sand for instance.
Yes ..i could see this happening also ..probally a little of both
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by diamondlandscaping View Post
I wouldn't do it either if that is all your able to get and people dropping you like that...not worth it. Better to figure it out now then waste any more time.
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The sad part is I strive to do a perfect job. Not like i'm in some rush skipping trimming and such like i see some other LCO's doing when they get behind. I've seen one guy skip trimming for like the last 3 months on his lawns behind one of mine. The homeowners are up north though since it's all closed up. But still I can't stand to skip around like that. I always imagine a neighbor calling them or someone coming down for a vacation. I take photos of my lawns if they are up north and Email them the photos. That's how thorough I am. The customers love it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 PM
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I'm running Gators for the season. Once the Bahia goes dormant and things get dry I switch to flats. Fresh blades every day sometimes twice.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Florida's Suncoast Lawn Care View Post
Yes you are probably correct. I have noticed the high lift blades are holding an edge longer and aren't wearing nearly as fast as the gator blades did. I was almost even tempted to cut gator type of notches into my blades. But it would be impossible. They should make like a add on kit to make it mulch better.
I agree, I've used both gator and high lift and it seems to me that the high lift blade cuts better longer. Gators are nice in the winter for sure, but have somewhat of a difficult time with moist lawns in my experience.
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