Doubling up on blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mad_wrestler, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just put a mulch kit on my EXmark Lazer Z HP 48" 19 Hp Kawa. Can I put the stock blades on as well as the mulching blades? :confused:
     
  2. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes you can but you will notice more blow out
     
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    That and some minor hp loss. I find that when I mulch that the gators or the low lifts are the best. It minimizes the mess to clean up from blowout and keeps the hp the same.
     
  4. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
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    Be aware of HP loss (especially on that 19 hp) and a lot of noise. When you double up on your blades I will recommend putting on a regular high lift set of blades with a low lift or a more flat type blade. This to me is less noisy and I can still maintain a good HP.
    BTW, with double blades on I dont even use my mulch kit, I just put my side chute cover on.
    PC
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    PC,

    You have a PM from me....
     
  6. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd suggest double Gators... or a High Lift + a Flat blade on top.
     
  7. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey envy, I didn't get your PM. Please try again. Thanks
     
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was referring to pcnservices.... sorry.

    But anyways, just try the eXmark mulchers alone if you already have them with the kit. Personally I don't care for them though. For what I cut, they don't seem to create near enough lift. Or should I say they have their lift-to-down discharge ratio off on wavy design. Seems to me they blow down more than they lift.

    I prefer highlifts sharpened to the center, like the Excalibur highlift solid foil blades.
    Or Excalibur medium lift solid foil.
    Or Husqvarna-Yazoo/Kees wavy mulchers (create more lift than eXmark)
    *But expect to be waiting a few weeks for parts delivery on these blades*

    Just depends on conditions....
     
  9. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I can just go in and ask for those blades mentioned and they will know what I am talking about? Great, thanks for the help. After doing a couple of lawns I was wondering if anyone else was dissatisfied with the blades that EXmark gives you in the mulching kit.
     
  10. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I send a reply to you
    PC
     

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