High Lift Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TnT, May 9, 2001.

  1. TnT

    TnT LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering what high lift blades are used for?

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    They pull the grass up harder so that you get a good cut.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    don't want to forget its throws the clippings out better and higher in the lawn,,, less noticable.
  4. Ground Pounder

    Ground Pounder LawnSite Member
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    I put a set of gators on my 52" today and I was not impressed. In fact I was fairly upset. The gators left 2 strips of uncut grass. Yes, they are the right size. They have hardly any lift compared to the standard ones. I put the regular blades back on...no more strips standing. I cannot figure this out. Could it have something to do with less lift?
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Groundpounder, make it double blades. I put the high lifts on bottom and the gators on top. It will cut the grass up much better. Try it, I think you will be happy with that. :)
  6. turfguy33

    turfguy33 LawnSite Member
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    I was not impressed with the regular gators, but Silver Streak came out with a gator hi-lift and a gator magnum hi-lift. The magnum is 25% thicker and has a 40% higher lift. They have an impressive cut. I was wondering if my Great Dane has the power to handle doubles........It has a 25hp kohler on it.
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    depending on your machine, if you don't have high lifts, give them a try. I love mine except in dusty conditions.

  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    turfguy i love doubles with a kohler 20 so woul think the 25 could handle any combo you wanted to try . later
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gators just don't generally cut very well by themselves for normal grass. They work well along with a highlift, and are definitely an asset for fall cleanups though.

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