Meg-Mo VS Doubles

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    Which ones weigh more? I'm considering running doubles, but I don't want to ruin the spindles w/ the added weight of another blade. Are the meg-mo's a lot lighter than 2 blades?
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    Yes, assuming you are not talking about something like a toro 21". Ihave never put them on a scale but I would guess that my meg-mo's for my PM 260 are 50% lighter than doubles.
  3. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Do a search for my comments on Meg-mos. I FAR PREFER double blades, works infinitely better on my Exmark 17HP TT.
  4. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    How well did the Meg-Mo's work on your Exmark TT Naturescape?
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    sir--can you explain how the difference in the weight of one blade versus two is going to ruin a spindle?

  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Absolutely HORRIBLY!! I ran them for about 3 hours. Had to spend an hour cleaning out the deck.

    Ran doubles again, wow what a difference! Cheaper and easier too!
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I prefer my Megmos to double any day.
  8. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    65hoss how many hours are you mowing with those meg-mo's?

    geogunn if you have more added weight to one spindle it will have a much heavier load on the spindle and it will take more hp to turn that spindle.
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Doubles work great in very tall turf and for speed in the tall turf. The meg's work great on leaves and grass. they (the megs) have almost no blow out(like the doubles) and send the grass farther then Doubles. you will find that the megs are better all around then Doubles.

    You will need both for mowing. there are different conditions that warrant different blades.

  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    I've found on my Exmark, adding skirting at the front of the deck during fall totally eliminates any blowout. I also use a low lift blade on the bottom during fall.

    I'd much rather do this -- cheaper, and better results. If you come to a lawn in fall that just needs cutting -- NO PROBLEM!

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