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Gator blades on Walkers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greenshoe, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. greenshoe

    greenshoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    After reading all of the hype on the Gator Blades here, I decided to give them a try on my Walker. After installing them though, I found that the lift was too high and they actually cut into the underside of the deck.

    After some discussion with the dealer, He said to grind the fins down a bit. Does this sound right?

    Next question - has anyone tried doubles on a Walker? Its seem impossible with the blade design.

    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks - Ken
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Your dealer is right just grind the tips of the blades down about an 1/8 inch, just make sure you keep them balanced. I've done this for yrs with no problems.
    I would not use doubles if you are bagging, the gators work fine at making the clippings smaller as long as it is not wet. I use doubles on my mulching deck with the gators on the bottom but that deck was designed to use doubles..
    I don't have a side discharge deck to know the answer so I would probably just use Gator Magnums, in stead of doubles.

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