Got a set of these Tuesday

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadsLawn, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Went to a local dealer and got me a set of the eXmark recycle blades. Set me back $31.00


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    Threw them on and mowed my yard.About 8 days of growth.
    Wasnt too impressed. It left clumps with every pass. I have a couple yards to mow today 1 St.Augestein and 1 pretty much all weeds.

    Ill update when I get home.
     
  2. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you mulching or side discharging?
     
  3. DEEJ

    DEEJ LawnSite Member
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    They are great blades, when used with the Exmark mulching kit. I have the mulching kits installed and use those blades all year - awesome results - carpet smooth cut and rarely any clippings visible.

    Use them as they were intended, with the mulching kit, and I think you will find they are excellent.
     
  4. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a mulch kit installed. No I dont side discharge.
     
  5. DEEJ

    DEEJ LawnSite Member
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    Interesting!

    Your picture shows an Exmark, but your equipment list shows Kees.

    Assuming you are running the Exmark with the Exmark mulching kit installed:

    1. What blades were you using with the mulch kit before? The kit comes with a set of the very blades you just bought.

    2. Could the grass type be the issue? We have certainly seen that here before. I am of course a "a few" miles north of you!

    I am confused.

    deej
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use blades very similar to that, only with very little lift. I run them over top a set of standard lift solid foil blades. The combo is unbeatable for thick grasses.
     
  7. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No I am not running them on a eXmark. Im running them on my Kees. My mulch kit consists of 2 baffles some other plate the goes in the middle and a chute door(which Ive made my own OCDC for it. Ive used Gators(leaves clumps), I guess medium lifts(so far the best but got a ton of build up under the deck), High lifts(too much blow out in the front).
    I couldnt test them today, I have 1 house to mow but the yard is soaked. I tried but today were getting bands of rain.
     
  8. ED'S LAWNCARE

    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an exmark 60", I have been using those blades for the past 3 years no clumping under normal conditions. Was the ground wet and what is the speed are you mowing at.
     

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