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Blade Info

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mikol, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Mikol

    Mikol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Just starting out in the Business and I need some info so any would help.I would like to know what do you think is the best type of blade out there.I have a Toro 44" and a Gravely 36".WHAT GIVES THE BEST CUT. Thank you :dizzy:
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Depends on conditions and grass type. Right now I side discharge and use Gator blades over normal lifts in an + pattern. When it gets dry and dusty that will be a mess (too much vacuum), so I will go to singles. Try a search on "blades" in the search and see what comes up. There have been numerous posts on blade and blade combos.
  3. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I'm over here on the east coast of Florida and I use either hi-lift or gator blades. I always use singles though, I never double up because I also have a toro 44" and in my opinion, the toro has such a high blade tip speed (somewhere like 18,500) to be able to use just singles, never had a problem and you know how this st. augustine/flortam gets THICK!!!
    Good Luck, Jim
  4. Brian135

    Brian135 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    what do you guys mean when you say double up the blades?
    I have an idea but what exactly do you mean?
  5. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Brian, let's say on my Toro it take (3) 15 1/2 inch blades. Doubling would mean I would be putting on (6), put on one then the second making a cross with yet.
  6. Brian135

    Brian135 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Thats what i thought, but does this really help?
    and wouldnt this be harder on the deck belt and everything else?
    do they make a bracket or something to make cross with the blades?
    if not how do you keep them from moving?

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