anyone have double blades on a hopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am waiting for the grass to start growing here to try the double blade setup on my grasshopper. has anyone ever used double blades on a hopper. if so how do you like it? thanks

    joe
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Uh.....YOU wanna take this one, Eric?
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I am pretty sure the members that own the hoppers are using them. I think it's the Walkers that the blades have to be timed and those guys are using a shorter blade on top so there isn't a timing problem.

    If it were me, I would be doing what ever it took to put them on. I wouldn't know how to mow without doubles. ;)
     
  4. AVRECON

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think I understand what you mean by (double blade) but just in case would you enlighten me on the subject THANX!
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I have a page on my website that explains the double blades a bit, with pictures. :) Click my little red house below and go to the double blade page.
     
  7. AVRECON

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is what I thought you guys were talking about. I have thought about doing this before but have never tried it but I will keep it in mind. Thanx
     
  8. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    JML

    I've got a 725 with a 52" mulching deck that I tried doubles on. Basicly, I tried it just 'cause everyone on this forum thinks it's the best thing since sliced bread.
    I didn't see any difference other than they made a little more noise. Remember, I have the mulching kit on my deck. I'm sure there sould be a difference if I didn't.
     
  9. swn

    swn LawnSite Member
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    If you use double blades, is there any need to get longer bolts than you already have or to use a spacer between the blades?
     
  10. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am not new here. I was asking hopper owners only about them. I have read a lot about them on the board but haven't seen anyone that had a grasshopper with them on...
     

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