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Blade height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by garyt, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. garyt

    garyt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Say for instance that the deck on my 36 inch walk behind is 3 inches from the ground but the blades are 2 1/2 inches from the ground. Does this create an unsafe setup and cause blow out?

    Is there a magic number so to speak where your blade should be in relation to the bottom edge of the outside of the deck?

  2. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    If your blades are a 1/2" below the bottom edge of the deck you have a serious problem. I would say all you would have is blow out.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    The best position for the blades is to be flush (or even) with the bottom of the skirt.
    If your blades are lower than that, you're posing a serious danger to yourself and others.
    If they're higher, the quality can suffer at speed as the machine will miss blades (of grass).

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