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Bracket really needed for DOUBLES??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jdjoe_97, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. jdjoe_97

    jdjoe_97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Curious, guy at dixie booth, trying to sell me a set of double brackets. $50 for three. My question do I need them. Want to try em on my 721D 60" Grasshopper, and on my New M665's. The brackets looked to simple to pay $50 for. Plus they were cast aluminum. I didn't know low long they'd last, seems to me they would be brittle?! Thanks Joe
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I'm sure Eric will answer this after me. And his answer will be no, you don't need them.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    No brackets on mine.Some machines have a blade
    bushing the thickness of the blade that keeps
    blade set in place.For these you need another
    bushing.I cant see why they didnt just make it fit
    spindle but I guess there must be a reason.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Bob was right, NO, you don't need brackets. I ran them 13 years without and 4 months with on one of them. I probably won't even use them this season.

    BTW, my brackets are steel.

    [Edited by Eric ELM on 02-18-2001 at 11:11 PM]

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