double gators

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Viseras lawn service, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    When you guys say you use double gators or gator high lifts with meg mo blades....does that mean you put 2 blades on each spindle?

    Any one have pics of this and what the advantages are?

    I wanted to put a pair of gators on a lawn tractor just to test them out in the spring and summer.....Takes a long time to bag clippings when the grass grows 2-4 inches a week....If i side discharge it looks like crap, and if i mulch it leaves rows of grass that need to be picked up....i was wondering if the gator blades might be able to solve this problem?
     
  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
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    It worked for me. I ran doubles most of this year, factory 'wavy' blades and gators. This set up gave a clean cut with almost no clippings in heavy grass.
     
  3. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    so i put the gator blade on first and then the standard blade on next and then tighten it up and go?
     
  4. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
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    Yes, but you may have to experiment with blade combinations and arrangements for your mower.
     
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    How do you keep the blades in position. Looks like as it is used the blades would work their way out of the + position. Do you just tighten them very tight with an impact and check them often?
     
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you space them with any of the spacers that are under the mower on the spindles?

    By the way Viseras where are you located in CT?
     

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