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Best blades for wet grass?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by hoylebros, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I have a few large accounts that just always seem to be thick and wet no matter what. Just wondering if any of you guys had any recommendations for the best blade set-up. I'm currently using a Toro 60" with gator blades and it just clumps up. Thanks!
     
  2. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    My stock exmark high lift blades seem to do well in all conditions. Never tried anything else but was thinking of something like a gator blade for fall cleanups.
    Like I said, never a clumping problem with the high lifts...
     
  3. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Get rid of the gators and try some high lift blades. I own Toros as well and if it is wet it is going to be nasty no matter what you have under there.
     
  4. Scarlawnturf

    Scarlawnturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Several years ago, I ran into a local Grasshopper rep who kept talking about the "wet blades" for Grasshoppers. I bought several sets and use them throughout the spring when conditions are wet and soggy. They are basically a set of high lifts that are about 3" wide (standard high lifts are 2 1/2") They work much better in wet conditions than standard high lifts. They seem to leave the deck much cleaner. They are not perfect, but work fairly well. I don't know if they are available for other mowers.
     
  5. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the replies!
     
  6. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    Ditto - if the grass is wet at all (or tall) the worst thing you can do is use mulching blades or gator blades. . .
     
  7. borwicks

    borwicks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    high lift. I bought a set of extra high lift. higher than your normal high lift. they were setting on the dealers shelf for 2 years he said. they suck some hp but the cut and stripping is 2nd to none. when i get a chance ill take a pic and post. there almost 90 degrees lip.
     
  8. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Also, when wet we always raise the deck, that alone will help
     
  9. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    thanks again guys!
     

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