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Doubles on Leaves?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    You guy's running doubles, what do they do to leaves? Do they really chew them up. Or does this combo not work well for fall leaves? In the past I've run Gator's on my 54" SD Walker and had good luck. Now I have a 52"SD and will be running double blades and need to know if this will work as good or better than the 54"SD with the Gator's.
    Thanks Guy's & Gal's

  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    dont know about the moweryou mentioned but doubles
    turns leaves to dust on my z . ive always mulchedum even with lts . but doubles definitly makes it work better.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Search feature.:)
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    doubles work best on leaves. Like AWM said, it shreds them into dust.
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    You can see on my double blade page on my website what I use for leaves. :)
  6. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    I have a Lazer and am wondering, The blow out is pretty bad with doubles. Seems during fall it would be horrible with the leaves blowing all over. Not to mention it seems you would be chasing them down when they were blowing all over.

    Don't get me wrong I will try them this fall. But may need goggles:D
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Slow down the RPM's when doing leaves and it helps with the blowout.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    When leaf time actually gets here I will take a picture of the anti-leaf blowout baffle I came up with last year and post it. Last year it reduced leaf blowout on my Exmark about 90%.
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    the doubles on one of my 21"'s Powderizes them
  10. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Yup, they work great.:D

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