double blades tried it

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by awm, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Listen boys bout this double blade thing.
    Lets not tell nobody else about it huh.least in carolina
    Dont mean to be selfish but most o these
    guys got youth on me.LOL:d
    Learning this is going to be fun,it really does
    look like it has great promise.
    Kinda makes me wish i had more motor though,as it
    did pull the engine at fastest speed.I may be able to
    correct this with a different bld. combination.
    I started w high lift on top,gators on the bottom.
    Mabe standard on top and gators on bottom any ideas welcome.DANG THAT WAS FUN.:D
    as you can see my first effort at smilin crashed

    I got you smiling now AWM ;)

    [Edited by Eric ELM on 02-16-2001 at 06:42 PM]
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    cAPITAL d AwM :D

    Thats funny cause the guys around me don't know anything about it either and I ain't givin secrets away. When I hit that bahai this year it will be gone in one pass guaranteed and let them wonder how.
  3. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    AWM - I've been using double Gators (standard) for mulching leaves all fall and I plan to leave it like it is for the spring. The two Gators seem to create plenty of suction for me and they sure chew things up.
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Me to homer me to.Just remembered where that
    comes from.Thats all earl scruggs use to say
    to lester flat on beverly hilbillys.
    You may not be old enough to know about that.:)
    Ill have to get another set of gators likestomow
    are you at 20 hp or stronger than that.
  5. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    i have ask lco if they have heard of dbls .
    where i used to get blades they all thought i was crasy.
    well the lco could have better looking lawns and the dealer could sell more blades,who's crasy now.
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Now that I know less dont tell nobody else.:)
  7. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    What combination do you feel works best,I'am thinking I will try it on my Lazer HP w/23 kaw.?I have been reading about this for a year now and still have not tried it just a little leery I guess.Thanks
  8. Eric ELM

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

    JBR, I have use double blades for the past 13 seasons, so I think it is pretty much field tested by now. There is nothing to it, instead of putting one one blade per spindle, you put on two. Try using what blades you have now. Put an old worn out blade on top if you don't have two good sets. Try different combinations to see what works best for you.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I think low lift bottoms, gators on top
    decreased the drag.Imowed at 2 inches
    so I could put as much drag as I could on.
    At top speed didnt hear the engine struggle any.
    So another problem solved.
    Now somthing different.
    For those who are leary of stress on the spindles
    My opinion is it seems to give more balance
    less vibration.The only thing I can figure is
    if youve played jacks you know that a jack
    has four sides.A two sided jack dont spin so good.
    Also it seems to me im picking up a gyroscope
    effect as with four sides you create something
    like three motorized GYROSCOPES which should have a stabelising affect.Might not be anything to this but
    these are my first observations.Nows the time to give
    credit,so Eric my hats off to you. thanks
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I found the regular blade on bottom and gator on top works the best. Everyone will need to see what works best for them, but I found the gators on bottom seemed to make more drag.

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