double blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dura to the max, May 10, 2008.

  1. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    i just read an old thread that said double blades leave better stripes. does this add strain on the engine? if it is an ok action what kind of spacers are used between the blades?
     
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It strains the engine, blade clutch, blade belt and puts more stress on the spindles. Unless you like replacing electric clutches on a regular basis I wouldnt do it.
     
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    i have a manual pto
     
  4. J&J Customs

    J&J Customs LawnSite Member
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    well never tried a ztr with double blades but i know the honda walk behinds with the quadracut system do leave nice stripes
     
  5. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    how do you space the blades?
     
  6. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You dont just tighten the down in a plus sign +
     
  7. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Do a search. There was a thread not to long ago about double blades.

    Lot of mixed thoughts about them though.
     
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    more strain on pto and bearings lowers the rpm a bit
     
  9. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    I tried double blades recently. Much better cut. I stock an extra pto just in case. I couldn't put doubles on my John Deere 657, the blades are centered on a shoulder that won't accommodate 2 blades.
     
  10. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
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    Is it the added weight that causes extra strain?
     

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