Best Blade for Cutting Wet Grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DavidW03, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. DavidW03

    DavidW03 LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Posts: 3

    I have an Exmark 48" Lazer HP that is clumping grass bad. With all the rain we've had the clover and crabgrass is growing like crazy. Which is better, a low lift blade or a hi lift blade?

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  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I don't mow with that unit and I haven't tried all blades that are out there but I say high lift is better based on my experience.

    my high lifts do everything I want. cut clean, disperse clippings far and wide.

    of course, speed matters as well as other things.

    good luck.

    GEO
     
  3. D Fricks

    D Fricks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    I Have that same deck except 52'' use excaliber notched foil blades from your exmark dealer my experience with that deck is that it allways clogs up!
     
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    meg-mo i have a pair they are excellent
     
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    A quality mulching blade like Gators or Atomics is all you need. My dealer was recently out of Atomics so I had to use high lifts for a week. What a POS they are. Needless to say I stocked up on Atomics when he got some in. Do not want to be w/o them again.
     
  6. DavidW03

    DavidW03 LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Posts: 3

    My tired old Bunton running side by side with the Exmark hardly leaves any clogged grass. I talked with the dealer I bought it from and they kinda scratched their head and then they said the Exmark rep was there so I asked him and he wasn't sure which would work the best. When I told him the other LCO's around here don't seem to have the same problem, he suggested I go ask one of them what they use!!!
    I'm beginning to wonder if that was the reason it only had 60 hours on it when I bought it from the dealer.
     
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    No Gators in Wet...They Make Clumping Worse...

    Double Notched eXcaliburs....The set on the Far Right!

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  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Do i have to say more.

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  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    J.G. I've Run them Side By Each w/DBL N. eXcaliburs & the eX Blades Win!

    the Megs are Great for Sucking Up Debris & Dry Turf!
     
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Not in are wet grass!!
     

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