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Old 05-12-2014, 08:48 PM
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Low lift blades

Any of you guys running low-lift blades with a mulch kit installed? Preferably on a Gravely Z, but any experienced opinions on mulch kit w/low-lift will do. I've tried gators once, they sucked, especially during turns. Wavy mulch blades sucked too. I'm running the hi-lift blades that came with mower because they worked the best, but they are grass packing the deck when cutting damp grass.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:19 PM
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Low lifts will do that also when cutting damp grass, once it builds up under the deck, it will start dropping clumps no matter what blade you use when mowing damp grass.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:22 PM
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Try the g5 blades by Oregon they are good I used to cover the bottom of my desk with high lifts especially when wett. With these blades on I can cut wett or dry and hardly have anything under the deck.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:22 PM
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Spray your decks with some Pam or Fluid Film. Pressure wash first.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:41 PM
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How about using a spray-on Teflon product. Anybody ever tried it?
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:52 PM
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Something like this: http://www.lowes.com/pd_124699-39963..._#BVRRWidgetID
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:29 AM
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Nothing will stick under a deck for long. It is like being in a sand blaster under there when the blades are engaged.

G5/6 blades are NOT designed to be used with a full mulch kit. The Oregon rep on LS has said so many times now.

I have used both low lift and wavy mulchers with full mulch kits and with my MOD deck. The wavy mulchers are by far the best for full time mulching, but low lifts work fairly well. None of them will prevent build up in wet or very damp conditions, but again, the wavy blade work by far the best since they are designed to lift, cut, send the clippings up to the top of the deck where they fall back down into the higher cutting edge on the inner wave, then are forced down into the turf by the downward curve of that inner wave from front to rear on the blade.

If your wavy mulchers didn't work and they were the OEM wavy blades designed for you deck, then you are just SOL. Many aftermarket designs do not work like they are supposed to since they are sort of a one size fits all deal.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:31 AM
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I can't, my mowers are set too high to use anything but high lifts, besides I like how high lifts sound and how they throw bushels of grass out the chute.
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