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Eric or others using 2 Blade System

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by River Hill, Apr 18, 2000.

  1. Eric ELM

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

    EDL, It might be worth a try to take it off. The way the grass is growing here in the north, we need all the help we can get. Good luck.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  2. Eric ELM

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

    Some of the new guys were asking about double blades, so I though I'd bring up this discussion on doubles. BTW, I got a set of the Brackets to hold the blades in an + formation for my new Chopper and so far I like it. It isn't necessary, but thought I'd give it a try.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>The Grass is always Greener on the other side of my competitors fence
     
  3. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Eric, did you have to remove any spacers when you installed the blade brackets? I just brought mine and it looks like I will be cutting at least a 1/4&quot; lower.
     
  4. Eric ELM

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

    Turfcutter, Yes, I took out the 1/2 inch spacer. This will give you a 1/4&quot; higher cut than you had before you put them on.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>The Grass is always Greener on the other side of my competitors fence
     
  5. Blackhawk Lawn Care

    Blackhawk Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Where does one get a set of the X brackets to hold the blades at the 90 degree angle. We are currently running a Hopper G2/61&quot; deck and a JD 54&quot; W/B. Would love to get the double blade set up on both machines.<p>For the record, Has anyone heard of, or tried the MEGMOW system. Uses the same principle of the dual blades, except that it is a giant disk with 4 smaller swing blades, similiar to a brush hog style blade. I believe the website for this company is www.megmow.com, I know they will be in Louisville this year.
     
  6. Eric ELM

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

    Blackhawk: I know Dixie Chopper sells a bracket, but I ran double blades for the past 12 years without one. If you hit something, the blades will move, but it's not a big deal to loosen the bolt and fix it. I am trying this bracket from DC now on my new Chopper and so far I do like it. I don't have to worry about them moving, but it's not something you have to have to try the 2 blade system. DC also has blades that have a 3 3/8&quot; wide area that is raised to accept another blade so all 4 tips are cutting at the same time, but it doesn't work any better than just putting 2 other blades on the same bolt. I hope this helps. I just posted this on the other question on 2 blades, check out that post also.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>The Grass is always Greener on the other side of my competitors fence
     
  7. Blackhawk Lawn Care

    Blackhawk Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Eric, Thanks...<p>I switched my Hopper over this morning, we ran for about eight hours with it, The qualitity of the cut was far better then I expected. Plus we were able to get out cutting about an hour earlier then I expected. The noise level is a bit louder, but with hearing protection, you dont even notice it. <p>I added 222 loc tight between the blades, and rechecked the squareness after eight hours of solid cutting, didnt even move. I torqued the bolts to factory spec of 55 FT LBS. I am a believer... Thanks
     
  8. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Eric, I have three words for you OH MY GOD!<br>We tried a high lift blade on the bottom<br>and a Gator Magnum on top today on our<br>Snapper 52 inch hydro walkbehind, it was great,one pass and your done.One more added<br>bonus was the stripeing, it was much more<br>intense! Next I going to try it on our Turf<br>Tiger, I'll have to let you know what happens.<p>Thanks again!<p>Thanks again! <br>stripeing was much more intense!
     
  9. Eric ELM

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

    Jerry: I'm glad this worked out for you. I get email all the time thanking me for letting them know about the double blades. Does your lawns look sort of like this?<br>&lt;img src = http://elms.bizland.com/pierce.jpg&gt;<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  10. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Eric, your such a showoff!!! LOL Those are intense for the least, looks almost like a painting, great Job!!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     

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