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Double Stacked blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowtivated lawn Care, May 14, 2008.

  1. mowtivated lawn Care

    mowtivated lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 38

    Is this a good idea to put on your machine due to strain on system. I have noticed that my Hustler 2007 struggles alot more now since double stacked and a blower attached. I think I may just end up taking them off! Also don't listen to Hustler Web page of the total width of deck and blower on because it advertises 71'' but actually 74''. Only have one inch to spare to get it into my Haulin 7X16 enclosed trailer drop rear door, go slow very slow.
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    If it puts a strarin on your machine than take them off, as long as the blades are sharp you should be fine. The only double blades I would use are on a Dixie Chopper because they are designed for that purpose and they cut at the same level. I think Walker has a similar concept also. Are you bagging everything now? I would put the bagger attachment in the shop until leaf season.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    I double 100% of the time. And it strains my mower... But it's sooooo worth it. I can't tolerate the drop in bagging/discharge performance when I try going back to singles...
  4. OutdoorSpecialist

    OutdoorSpecialist LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I was thinking about running double blades, but have the new 60" Triton deck on my exmark and the way the blades are designed i can not stack them and have them be flush when you put the two together. anyone else that has these new type of blades have this problem??
  5. agriforestry

    agriforestry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Ok, my question is how do you double stack. I would like to try it on my mower but want to know the proper way of doing this. Do any of you know or have a website that has a diagram that I can look at?

    THanks in advance
  6. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Try the meg mo blades. The knives out wear 3 or4 sets of what you are using now and stay sharp 8 to 10 times longer and then only need to buy knives. We also have 4 cutting edges on the same plain.
  7. kinggregi

    kinggregi LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Running double blades of the same size does draw a noticeable amount of power to turn. However, I've found that you can run the top blade of a much smaller size, which hardly makes any difference in power performance. I use standard high lifts on the bottom, and a smaller gator on top. For my 61in. Scag deck I have 20in on bottom and 16in blade on top.
  8. smitty2688

    smitty2688 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I Would Like To See Pics Of Double Stacked Blades Too If Anyone Has Some Pics, Can You Do It On All Mowers? And What Blades Work The Best?
  9. mowtivated lawn Care

    mowtivated lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 38

    I used them today with the wet grass and my bagger and I just was unhappy with the performance. I know in dry grass it may be better. I took off the double stacked brand new stock blades because the mower seemed to strain when hitting tall thick grass, maybe its me to picky but want to take care of the machine. Although I have to say that the cut was awesome expecially with the xr7 deck on the mower. I am just going to play it safe. As for the bagger that thing does not leave one clipping behind, but they sure do add up especially when you don't have a dump truck. I am only going to use it when neccesary after using it today, first bagger on a zero turn. Thank God the blower is off in 30 seconds. Thanks for insight gentleman!
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    these mowers would have doubles from the factory if they were desighned for this . of course its bad for your mower but these folks are too dim to notice

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