double blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jlutsey, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Jlutsey

    Jlutsey LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys,
    I've been reading a lot about what i think is people doubling up the blades on their mowers. Are you putting two blades on the same spindle in a cross shape? Just want to make sure i'm understanding this correctly. The advantage is obvious but i didn't know it was possible.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have to have a special "X" blade for your mower. It basically is contoured to allow the other blade to over-lap and keep it in place.
     
  3. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, just double 'em up in a + pattern and tighten them down. There are special adapters but they are not necessary. Give it a try.

    Q
     
  4. Jlutsey

    Jlutsey LawnSite Member
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    gotcha....are they worth the extra money and where would they outperform normal blades? High grass, thick grass.....i need a good blade for bahaia on a ferris is3100.....
     
  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Doesnt cost anything extra, just need to have 2 sets of blades. I run doubles in the fall the most. A high lift on the bottom, and a gator on top of that. The high lift pulls the leaves up out of the grass, and the gator shreds. I have no special piece to hold them. When the spindles are tight they do not move.
     
  6. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    hmmm......wouldn't this use more hp?
     
  7. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is what I read on here, but even with only a 15hp engine it works a lot better as far as I am concerned.
     
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    also shorten the life of spindles and clutch
     
  9. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    Take a look at the Meg Mo blades. They pull easier and are 100% balance when running. Stay sharp 8 to 10 times longer /out wear 3 to 5 sets of what you are using. No lumps or clumps wet or dry. Then replacement knives are only $4.95@ .No bearing problems any more. Haven't put a bearing in a spindle in 19 years.
     
  10. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    do you have a website or more info?
     

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