Blade combo?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Feb 4, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    What have you guys found to be the best combination of blades for a double blade setup for a riding ZTR??? Gators up top and hi-lifts down below??? Or if not, then what?
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I just put gator blades on my z master today! I put on a set of hight lifts on the bottom and low lifts on the top because that is what I had. There is no grass to be cut because its winter but i was just driving it around my driveway with the blades ingaged. Holly sh**! I couldnt beleave the added suction and wind coming out the discharge! The mower was actaully picking up stones! I just rode it over the grass breifly and it was launchiing leafs like 20ft! I cant wait to try it out in the spring when the grass is growing 6 inches a week!
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    It depends on what you're cutting, really. I run solid foil highlifts underneath bi-level standard lift mulching blades for grass cutting. This is on a Lazer EPS and a Gravely Promaster.
  4. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    i put mine on last fall what i used was gators on top and high lifts on bottom man it made those leaves disapeir and it cut wet grass with out stopping to unclog or scrape deck
    thanks again eric elm.
  5. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    Vibe Ray,
    You asked specifically about th ZTR.
    I'm wondering if and why this would be different than with a wb.
  6. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    I suppose it would be the same, but I just asked about a blade combo for a ZTR cuz I am getting one in a few weeks....How come research labs haven't done a research on this and found which works best???
  7. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    can i put double blades,or has anyone ever tried on a wb 12.5hp or 14hp kaw.with belts.probably not enough power right!
  8. pace lawn care

    pace lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I run the cheapest and the lightest blade (5 dollar high lift), I can find on top. It only cut's the clippings finer as u know. Being light as you can helps on the clutch and belts I think.
  9. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 356

    are you guys just double stacking the blades or are you using some sort of spacer?

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