Double Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by muxx, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone else had trouble with the double blades on the Lazers? I tried them on the new deisels and the top set bent, slowed the power way down. Any suggestions, other than not run them?
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    What did you hit to bend a blade? Double blades will not cause a blade to bend!
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I have used double blades for the past 12 years and I have never bent the upper or lower blades. I have used them on 3 different mowers with diesel engines and 3 different mowers with gas engines. The only combination of blades that pulls down my newest diesel, is double high lift blades. Now that will make it pull and that's what I have been running the past couple weeks with all this rain. :)

    Trying to do 2 days mowing in one about wore my old bones out today. :(
     
  4. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    running double highlifts on my tiger cub now. No benders. Only problem that I have is the sand wearing them down to nothing in a month. :(
     
  5. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
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    We haven't hit anything, the top blades just bent down wards on both ends on all three blades. I was using double hi lift blades. Is there another combo I should use?
     
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    you must have some more kinda blade tip speed.
    see if you can get a picture of this.
    oh ,you just joking right.had me for a second .later
     
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    When it is dry, I use a highlift and a Gator or Mulcher blade set up. When it is wet, I use double highlifts on the diesel and double regular lifts on the old one. At over 3,400 hours, it's too tired to turn double highlifts. :)

    The reason I don't use a Gator blade when it is wet, it makes the clippings wad up at times in thick tall grass if it's wet. The other blades I mentioned, the notched foils are twisted outward instead of inward like a Gator, so these blades tend to throw the clippings out better than Gators. Just my opinion. :)

    The blade I'm talking about, I have a picture of it on my double blade page on my website.
     
  8. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
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    I'm running doubles on my Lazer, it is a 23hp Liquid cooled. I have no problems. I'm also running them on my 48" Turf Tracer without problems. Good Luck:D
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Muxx,

    All, or most for that matter 60" blades "frown" meaning that the tips cut lower than the rest of the edge. I once got aftermarket blades that didn't "frown" and the cutting height raised almost 1/4", plus it didn't cut as well. Your not bending them, they come that way!

    Good Luck!
     
  10. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    :( :cool: :(



    We need some mower 'smilies' for posts.
     

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