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can anyone identify these blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I came across a mulching blade design today that is new to me. I found them out on a blade rack and they had no identifing marks as to who made them and the dealer couldn't remember who supplied them either.

    Here's the discription....

    They look like a straight highlift blade with a notch cut across through the highlift foil. The upper portion was then twisted to form another cutting edge right there in the foil. It was done in such a way as to cause a downward flow of part of the clippings that hit it and an upper flow of part of the clippings as they are recut by this area.

    They looked to be very thick steel like a Gator blade. I thought about giving them a try. But they are 125% of what a Gator costs each. I'd hope they'd be good at that price.

    Anyone else seen these at all??? :confused:
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    you got me puzzled!!, i don't understand the 2nd twisted cutting edge , that sounds like it would be a U shape:confused:
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    If You go Onto This web Page www.jsesc.com . And Scan Down The front Page You Will see a Blade. Is that It.
    John
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Nope!

    Maybe this explaination will work......
    Looks like someone took a highlift, took a saw and cut a gap across it.

    /= * =/
     
  5. MJStrain

    MJStrain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Where's a digital camera when you need it?:confused:
     
  6. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    It sounds like a Stens "Raptor" blade, kind of a cross between a Exmark "bi-level" mulching blade and a Gator mulcher. I think if you look at the direction of the angles on the lift edge, they will be directing the air toward the outside as opposed to the inside as the Gators do. That type blade is designed to increase the flow to and out of the discharge chute in stead of trying to recirculate the grass clipping to come back down over the blades to be recut .... that is why they employ the "bi-level" cutting edges ... kinda doesn't make sense to me though.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I'll try to see if I can draw and post something to help you all understand.
     
  8. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    I re-read your description, I think you are talking about something along the theory of a Snapper "Ninja" blade.
    I had bought a set of those and didn't like them at all, they cost about $20 each and now just sit getting rusty.
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Same idea maybe.....but not Ninja Mulchers. I'm familiar with them. These are not of that design. I'm still working on a drawing.
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Here's the pic ....
     

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