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Ever seen blades like these?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All Seasons Landscaping, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. All Seasons Landscaping

    All Seasons Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    So, I just picked up a new (used) mower. I went to pull the blades, and they had these metal discs on them. I've never seen anything like it on a mower, and I'm not really sure what they're there for. They come right off, aren't part of the blade itself. Any ideas?

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  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,199

    I would say that "plate" is upside down! Otherwise, I imagine it would leave a big fat line up the middle of a pass! Unless the blades step down.
    Im interested in seeing what others say!
     
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    Looks like those disk maybe mulcher pieces. Toro has those on their 21's, but they are rectangular. I think those disk go on first then the blade, I'm not too sure, but I think it is for mulching purposes because those are regular blades.
     
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    It's an old style mulch set-up. The disk goes between the spindle and the blade. It's a dangerous set-up and you have to check the bolt torque daily to make sure it's tight. If I remember right it was an after market thing. Basically a gimmick for homeowners. The big mower manufacturers didn't endorse the system (for obvious reasons) so it died pretty quickly.
     
  5. All Seasons Landscaping

    All Seasons Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Figured it was something along those lines. Thanks for the info guys! And yeah, they'll be coming off when I put my new blades on, haha.
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I knew there was a reason I didn't like the looks of them ... check the blades daily ... WOW !!
     

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