Blades

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by kamiakaze2008, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. kamiakaze2008

    kamiakaze2008 LawnSite Member
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    This might be a dumb QUESTION ,but when replacing the blades back on the deck, does anyone have a answer to how you should line them up, should they all be in a row or opposite one another Thanks
     
  2. gunpowder

    gunpowder LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 45

    It doesn't matter IMO. At times they will change location in relation to each other since they are belt driven. (especially if you hit something) :)
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I think it does matter. I always install them opposite to one another.
     
  4. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I always align them the same it seems to cut much better this way.
     
  5. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 708

    It doesn't matter one bit.
     
  6. mouse

    mouse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    It does not matter they will not touch each other on your mower. Their are some timed blades out there like on the walker counter rotating bagger decks and the navigator deck. but any belt drive deck will be ok in any position.
     
  7. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    As far as quality of cut IMO it does matter. I can tell when my blades are "mis-timed" but I guess I am just that anal about the quality of my cut. Most probably would not notice.
     
  8. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you explain how it matters?
     
  9. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    I too would like to see an explanation since as soon as you turn them on they will begin to get out of sync with one another. Unless you have a notched belt and pulleys for timing you are not able to keep them in any one position!
     
  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I do not have an explaination. I do not know why it makes a difference I only know that it does. Generally only in thick turf where I am cutting off a substantial amount growth.
     

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