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Installing double blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nick, Jun 1, 2001.

  1. Nick

    Nick Banned
    Posts: 180

    When installing double blades with a double blade bracket on a dixie do you take the metal spacer off and just leave the cardboard one on? Because if you left it on the blades would be lower then without the bracket.
  2. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 447

    Yes, remove the spacer but use all the washers. The size of the adaptor compensates for the spacer.
  3. earthandturf

    earthandturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Where can I get a double blade bracket?
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    The only place I know of is a DC dealer. These brackets have a 5/8" hole in them and are $15 each. I hope this helps.

    BTW, you do not need these to run double blades, I ran without them for 12 years, but I do have them now.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I run double blades on my '92 Toro Wheel Horse 520H (tractor) w/48" deck. without a special adapter. I thought of making one, as Wheel Horse wouldn't sell one, but hey, they do just fine this way.
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    it seems to me that the bracket could cause a blade to warp if it hits something.where as without the bracket the blade just slips around on the spindle a bit. just a thought.

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