Changing blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lowe Mowing, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Lowe Mowing

    Lowe Mowing LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering how often you guys change your blades. I have about 50 residential accounts and change the blades every week. I was just wondering how often other people changed theres?
     
  2. Bryan Wilson

    Bryan Wilson LawnSite Member
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    daily, sometimes every 2 days. Been a very wet spring here and there is moss everywhere. Moss is murder on blades.
     
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I usually change mine every 4-5 hours on the hour meter. Saves gas, time, looks better. If I cut 50 yards down here before changing then I'd be forever trying to get an edge back on the blades.
     
  4. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look at the outside tip of each blade. When it starts to get rounded, take it off and sharpen it.

    Try sharpening only the first 1.5" of the blade, not the whole length. Thats what I've been doing for years and have had great results: less time sharpening, less stone wear and a nice smooth cut on the turf.
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    2 times per week. sometimes 3

    we put on sharp ones monday and wed.
     
  6. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Every day.
     
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same here.
     
  8. BALDEAGLE

    BALDEAGLE LawnSite Member
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    with that weekly theory of yours, yer gonna have some tough looking lawns when it gets hot
     
  9. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    DAILY.

    Buy several sets for each mower. We change them every night as soon as we get back to the shop. THat way we are ready to go as soon as we hit the shop in the morning. We save up all the dull blades & sharpen them all at one time.

    Mike
     
  10. Diamond Cut Landscaping

    Diamond Cut Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 14

    How often would you suggest for cutting 20-25 lawns per week? Changing blades every few days seems like a hassle. Anyone have any tricks/problems/suggestions for changing blades on a Exmark 60" ?
     

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