If you use doubles, what is your favorite combo?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whats your most workable, and most productive combination of doubles that doesnt leave mounds of grass and picks up leaves very well?
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Grass double high lifts/ Leaves rapters+ Einsteins.
     
  3. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have a pic of rapter and einstein blades? never seen them or heard of them
     
  4. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
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    Good post I was wondering the same thing. Right now I use the origonal high lifts the mulch blades that came with my Metro HP but after yesterday I noticed a few stringers only on one pass though. They have not left but one small clump in some real thick grass (going to fast)but they don't do much but push the leaves.
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    I will tonight, But i'm having a hard time finding the rapters?
    john
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Reverse gator (like J-Thomas has) over a reguler lift blade. Double high lifts are good for striping but I do not like them because they suck a LOT of power and really slow you down in tall/wet grass unless you have a lot of power for your deck.The Gator/Regular combo works well for me, the 17hp/52" is enough power, yesterday I mowed real tall sopping wet grass with it no problem at about 4.5mph. If it's dry I can go about full speed in most conditions. I am sure double high lifts are good in other conditions than mine, and with more power. But my all around favorite is gator over regular.
     
  7. UGA

    UGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gator over regular lift. With no anti-blowout baffle on my Surfer the high lift under gator is too much. BTW what is an einstein blade? First I've heard of them.
     
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Einstein and Raptor blades are like a reverse Gator (wings point out not in like on a genuine Gator) as sold in J-thomas. They are maybe alittle different, not sure, but perhaps the biggest difference is just that they are sold by different companies.
     
  9. UGA

    UGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh, gotcha' I have some Raptors and didn't really like them as much as Gators; they didn't seem to mulch as well or discharge as well. Who sells the Einsteins?
     
  10. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Rotary and PrimeLine sell these types of blades, but I don't remember which ones sell which. I think PrimeLine sells Razorback blades which are also another name for these things.
     

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