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Bahai Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kilman's, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Kilman's

    Kilman's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Yards where you have Bahai, what in opinion is the best blades for cutting this grass, them tall strands you sometimes have to hit 2 or 3 times, just trying to save time..............................
  2. okeefl

    okeefl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    We have alot of bahia down here in Florida. The best blades I have found are the lower lift blades, kept very sharp and mow a little slower. They are lighter weight so they wear out alot faster, but they seem to work better for me.
  3. Kilman's

    Kilman's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    so i guess high lift blades would be a problem
  4. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    I use the "gator blade" and they do pretty well.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    gator here too
  6. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 43,014

    What brand/size mower are you using?
  7. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    some made out of Titanium might last and cut with out leaving shooters :laugh: seriously I have had the best luck out of gator blades Good luck guess it is still raining in Tyler ? been raining here in D'field all day
  8. Kilman's

    Kilman's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    44" toro floating deck walk behing and a 52" hustler ztr
  9. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 43,014

    1. Try low lifts on the Hustler and gators on the Toro.
    2. Reduce your speed
    3. Keep whatever blades you use sharp. I mean sharp. I you are cutting mostly bahia, you may need to sharpen every day. This grass is brutal on blades.
    4. Increase mowing frequency. Growing season every 4-5 days. If you are cutting seed heads over 8" high you need to cut more frequently.

    Under ideal situation Bahia can grow over 1 inch per day. Most mowers will not give you a clean/one pass cut if you are cutting every 10 days or more.

    Good luck
  10. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Flat or low lift blades, keep em sharp! and slow down. Try not to mow when its wet. Yea I know but it helps when you can.:weightlifter:

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