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Blades...someone explain this to me...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazycritterguy, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. crazycritterguy

    crazycritterguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Ok...I'm not a pro...just my own 12 1/2 acre mini farm growing grass and rocks...mow it with a scag turf tiger ...27 koh, 61"....anyway, I understand the concept of mulching blades...I understand high lift.....but what, if any, difference do "wide" blades offer?
    Somebody "ej-a-ma-kate" me.
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Not sure, but I will guess. Maybe they will last longer. Meaning you can sharpen them more times. IDK.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Plus more vacum and lift.
  4. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    u grow rocks? coool.

    ya, if the pitch is the same.. then they would esentially be wider fan blades = more lift.
  5. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 601

    I have never heard of them, but my intrest is sparked now.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    A wider blade will create more lift but they will also rob horsepower.
  7. crazycritterguy

    crazycritterguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    that there are actually people who will use the extra width of a "wide" blade to get more sharpenings out of it...seriously...the blade would have to be about 3/4" wide by the time it made any difference. The extra lift I can see...the robbing of HP I have just experienced...my TT will actually slow down a bit now in heavy grass...never did that before with regular blades.

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