Doubles Update and Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pulpit46227, May 6, 2002.

  1. Pulpit46227

    Pulpit46227 LawnSite Member
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    I ran doubles for the first time yesterday on my Ransomes/bobcat 36 inch and they did a fairly good job. I need to mulch quite a bit because I mow some tight areas with landscaping on both sides and need to keep clippings out of the flower beds etc. I ran standard blades on the bottom and gators on top. I would like to hear what blade combinaiton has worked best for you guys and what blade combination has worked best for mulching.


    Thanks
     
  2. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
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    You probably won't get much response on this because it has been discussed many, many times - use the search function, but I think the setup you tried first is most common.
     
  3. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    I ran my blades in the same order you did and they do a great job. I notice the grass shoots out a lot further now so it is a little tougher around mulch beds, but otherwise they shred that grass up. I was wondering if i were to put a spacer between the blades if that would help more or not.

    Lasher66
     
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    if you use mulchers on the bottom, the grass won't shoot out quite as far. personally, i like the grass to shoot out a good distance(i think it allows the grass to spread out more evenly
    .) for the bottom blades, we use two mulching blades, and a straight one at the discharge chute. we had our blade setup like that even before we began using doubles this spring.

    when we first started using doubles on the 48", i didn't like having six mulcher type blades underneath, because it seemed that it left baseball size clumps, once we put the straigh blade back on the end, problem solved.
     

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