Efficient way of removing leaves from beds?? Help please

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Haven't had either problem and I've ran it that way since I bought it in 07. When its starts to blowout that's my cue to put the flats back on. Are you running fixed or floating deck?
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  2. By flats do you mean the stock blades?

    I have the fixed deck. I keep the blades with 1 spacer on top of the blade during summer and 2 on top during winter....
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    There as generic as can be. I matched them up at a fleamarket. No wave, no sail or ridges, perfectly flat. I run 1 spacer year round. I'm really only cutting tall weeds and a few leaves. With the dryer soil I don't want a ton of lift. Like I said cutting back to 3/4 throttle helps too.
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  4. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Flats also stay sharper longer because you are not wearing off the edge with all the sand. I use them all winter.
     
  5. can u post a pic??
     
  6. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Trying to find online, been buying through my dealer. They are completely flat no lift, sharpened from the spindle hole to the tip.
     

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