Are these hi lift blades on the old yardman mtd 38"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by apples017, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. apples017

    apples017 LawnSite Member
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    Are these hi lift blades on the old yardman mtd 38"?

    blades 1.jpg

    blades 2.jpg
     
  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    they appear to be to me
     
  3. apples017

    apples017 LawnSite Member
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    Well well well.

    I went into the other mower shop. And they had super high lifts. Pretty much the same blades, but the flicker would have been more like 80degrees.

    Nearly dead vertical.
     
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    is that a crack in the blade?
     
  5. apples017

    apples017 LawnSite Member
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    yeah, I thought it was a crack or something too.

    It is a wear mark, funny place to be. Normally they don't wear like that.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's pretty much a standard lift blade, whether hi or lo or what but one thing they're not is mulching blades.
    And no, that's not a crack on the fin, more like a crease of some sort, probably has one on the other side, too.
    Either way they have very little wear on them, so I'd sharpen them up and run them.
     
  7. apples017

    apples017 LawnSite Member
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    It' s actually an abrasive worn area by the looks.

    Anyway I sharpened them up nice and good. And after seeing the proper high lift blades I decided to bash the flickers up some more on these. Will see how they go.

    Just gotta see how my tappet / valve clearance adjustment went now.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=3439317#post3439317
     

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