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BTS (blade tip speed) and lazy grass!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pops56, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. pops56

    pops56 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Wondering if the bts or the type of blades used will have more of an effect on the look of a smooth cut? What about the depth of the mower deck? The jd (tractor style) I have now is 16,900 to 17,100 per minute. What do some of the other mowers get in bts? The jd717a I am looking at is about 16,500 fpm.
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Yes! Higher BTS..Better cut...especially on "Lazy Grass"! Look for over 185,000....
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Ah, I think that's 18,500. lol By the way, this is Ft. per minute. We figured it up one day, and it comes out to just over 200 mph.

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