Can I?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can i use double blades on my 14hp 48" hydro w/b? It is really old (6yrs) and I don't know if the blades would dramitacally reduce tip speed and ruin the engine can you please tell me what would happen. Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    My dad has a Kees 52" hydro w/b...His is about the same in age except it has a 18hp kohler... I would never try to put doubles on his..Not enough power now to run the properly...My advice would be to give them a test on grass that doesnt need too much cut off...Then go from there...

    Hope this helps


    Chad
     
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Nope, I wouldn't try it. I won't even put doubles on my 36" 15 HP Kawi.
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Yes you can. I keep doubles on a 48" hydro encore with 14hp kawi. Just make sure you install a tiny tach and keep the rpm's up to 3600. Just make sure you balance the blades.
     
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Hoss really? Hmm.. My 14/52 hydro Scag I wouldn't dream of putting doubles on... If I played with the RPM's alittle it might work. I probably don't even need to! Thats interesting though.
     
  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    I would try it but make sure the RPMs stay up and that the blades are sharp. You will know quite quickly if it can handle it.


    Gravely_Man
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Try it out. I do know , that it will take longer for your blades to get up to full speed, and to stop. Probably sound a lot different also.
     

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