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dixie choppers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TPC, Mar 16, 2000.

  1. TPC

    TPC LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 71

    I wanted to see how many are running there machines with 2 sets of blades on all the time...Whats the advantages of using 2 sets<br>what fomation do you run them in and if it slows you down or wear out the blades faster than normal,,,,Also I have the turf boss tires on my machine made by d.c...and it seems that the tread on ground is narrow,which puts more weight in a smaller area,,,which kills the grass in frequently travled areas(because of the weight and compacting of the soil).Is wider tires the way to go or will it compact the soil just as much over a period of time<p>
     
  2. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I USE 2 BLADES PER SPINDLE IN AN &quot;X&quot;,YEAR AROUND.I FIND THAT I CAN KEEP THE RPM ALOT LOWER AND STILL GET THOSE BAHIA STALKS THE &quot;FIRST TME&quot;.PLUS I GET MORE LIFE ON MY &quot;THROW AWAY BLADES&quot; BY USING THEM ON TOP OVER AGOOD SET. AS FAR AS THE TURFBOSS'S GO,THIS IS THE THIRD SEASON ON MINE. I MAY SPRING FOR A NEW SET NEXT YEAR! <p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  3. Millertime34

    Millertime34 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    A little off topic but I plan to try this configuration on my Exmark this season and would like to know where I can buy a blade lock to hold the blades in ax &quot;x&quot; formation. Thanks<p>----------<br>Bryan..Heartland Lawn Care<br>heartlandlawn@hotmail.com
     
  4. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    i would like to know that if i put my blades in the X formation if i would be asking too much of my 14hp kawasaki<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  5. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I just use a double blade on the discharge side of the deck. It does a pretty good job of shreading leafs and dispursing the grass. For tires I use a turf tire in place of the turfboss, it doesn't damage damp grass. I do find the Dixie doesn't hold a hill as well as with the turfboss.
     
  6. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I forgot to say on the double blades, I use a Gator blade on the bottom and a high lift on top in the shape of a X.
     
  7. Eric ELM

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

    TPC, I have used the double blades for about 10 or 12 years now. I run them all season long. I wrote an article on this on my website and have a comparison picture of us using them and another company not using them. You can see the difference. The advantage is it chops up the clippings a lot more and cuts tall grass a lot better.<p>Tires, I use the Turt Boss 2's. It sounds like you have too much air in your tires. You should have around 8 lbs. of air in the back tires. They ship them things with 25 lbs. in them and some dealers don't let out the air. I hope this helps.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     

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