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high lift , low lift... what...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRO PROPERTY CARE, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    ok i did a search ... still a bit confussed...
    I am running the ultra vac on my lazer hp.. getting some blow out when doing leafs.... but it works ... just have to go over them a few times...
    But I would still like to eliminate the blow out. Im running the stock blades, that came with the mower.... and I have a mulch kit also....
    what is a low lift blade , what is a high lift blade...
    stock blades are considered what?
    mulch blades are considered what?
    thanks
    PS im running the stock blades with the ultra vac...
    :dizzy:
     
  2. G-father

    G-father LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    I assume your mower came with a low to medium lift blade. You can also buy a high lift blade or even an extra high lift blade. People on this site have tried many different combinations so they will give you a more definite answer.

    There are two types of blades that are often called mulching blades. One type is a true mulching blade that comes with mulch baffle kits. The other type is gator blades which is similar to a standard blade except it has serrations in the lift part of the blade.

    My suggestion (with little experience) is to run you standard blades for minimal blowout or doubles with gators or gators and standards for maximum reduction of leaves.
     
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    My dealer just told me to try the low lift mulching blades from Excalibur for less blow out on the exmark. Going to try them today.


    ~Nest
     
  4. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    post a reply on here when you give them a try. Id like too find some that work a little better
    thanks
    mike
     
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Buy an Exmark anti-blowout baffle. It is available for your mower and will solve the problem.
     
  6. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    we were having probs cutting the stringy bluegrass, just wants to lay down this time of year, and just got some of those eXcalibers. I will have to see later how they work. Only having trouble on one condo account and we wont mow those again for a week.
     
  7. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Try THE MEG MO blades . They have worked very well on allot of exmark. Mower babe let us know how they are working on your 60 Z.
     
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Ok, just put the excalibur low lift mulching blades on. BIG difference. MUCH less blow out on the 36" TTHP. I prefer the gators other times, but for leaves I'm sticking with these for now.

    ~Nest
     
  9. PRO PROPERTY CARE

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    looks like its either the excalibor low lifts or baffles....
    ill call and price them
    thanks
     
  10. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Tell you what- the crew ran them tonight and I will let you know. I wasn't home when they got back. And I will offer my own opinion when I run them next week on that account. :)
     

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