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Before and after ....leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnScapers of Dayton, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    Here are some pics of my backyard before and after 2 passes with the Stander using double Gators...........

    It sure makes leaves easy...




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  2. Blueangelfightr

    Blueangelfightr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    First you see them, now you don't. BTW nice stripes :) .
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Was you side discharging or did you have a mulch cover?
  4. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    looks awsome.. i just went and bought my first gator blades the other day.. have not used them yet.. we will see tomorow.. looks like some nice stripes though
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I side discharge.........

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Didn't know standers stripe like that . Looks good!!!!!
  8. msd_woody

    msd_woody LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I ran double high lifts (that's all I have) on my Simplicity over the weekend. I fabricated a discharge block-off plate out of some scrap sheet metal. It chopped the leaves and pine needles up really well. The only problem I had was blow-out from the front of the deck. Any ideas how to eliminate this? I just mowed everything towards the center and then made my last few passes over the pile in reverse to keep the leaves from blowiing out the front.
  9. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    Your question is "How to eliminate blow out."

    Instead of using double hi-lifts, get a set of "sand blades". They are perfectly flat & have all for corners sharpened. They don't add any lift so they reduce the blow-out. Also since they are sharp on all 4 corners, you can use them until the one side is dull, then flip them over and use some more. I use them with a set of Gators. It gives an extra CHOP to the leaves.

  10. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    very nice! looks good :blob3:

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