Blade Types and Sharpening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Exeter Property, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Exeter Property

    Exeter Property LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    What types of blades do you guys reccommend (Gator or the standard straight kind)? And how often do you guys sharpen them, everyday or every week?

    The company I use to work for would sharpen gator blades every morning but we were also cutting 20-30 residentials daily.

    Any input would be great.
     
  2. bigtex

    bigtex LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 151

    go with the gators, if your in maintenance you want to have as least amount of grass clippings as possible (less to pick up, dump, $etc) and the gators will do that more than the straight blades. and as far as sharpening its really hard to say, depending on your use. just look at them and/or feel the edge and you'll be able to tell. also pay attention to the condition of the lawn after its cut, (any uncut grass blades) left on the lawn?
     

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