New blade design

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by P&J Lawncare, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I think that I finally made the perfect blade. After three years of experimenting with different blades and blade set-up I finally decided to make my own blades. I had about thirty old blades sitting around the shop so I started experimenting with them by weilding metal in different spots on the blades and I think that I have designed the the perfect blade. I have used it for the last week and it worked so good that I saved six man hours. I am presently looking into getting a patent for this blade design. I just could not believe how well the new blade threw the grass. Has anyone else redesigned something related to lawn care that has made your work easier and if so what was it.
     
  2. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Sounds great P&J, i dont suppose you'll include a pic so we can view this or is it in hiding until your patent is awarded? BTW are you welding with like 7018 or tool steel beings the blades are all hardened stell material, i would watch for safety issues welding your own blades. But congratulations on your blades and good luck with them.
     
  3. Eric ELM

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

    This will be interesting to see and try. If you decide to market them, you should talk to the owner of this site about advertising here which will help support the site.

    January 1, 2001 we had 2000 members.
    Right now we have 4,684 members, so LawnSite is growing fast. :)
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I am willing to test these blades for you! just let me know!

    GEO
     
  5. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I am very interested in letting some of the true professionals on this site demo these blades and once I secure the patent to them I will be sending them to some of you so that I can get a perspective on how they work on different mowers because every mower is different and what works on my mowers might not work on other mowers.
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    put me down for the old style lesco 48! if you can beat lesco high lifts, I'll send you cash and do a buck dance at your oldest spawns coupling!

    this is exciting! let me know!

    GEO!
     
  7. Eric ELM

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

    I would sure like to try them. I use 3 blades 20.5" with a 5/8" hole. I normally run a high lift and a blade the opposite of a Gator, the fins are twisted out, instead of in like a Gator.

    Keep in touch on this matter. ;)
     
  8. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Put me down for a set for a 61" great dane!

    I'll give them a work over, just got contracts on 14 apartment complexes for 2 years!

    Jim:blob1: :blob4: :blob3:
     
  9. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Sounds like a good idea. My neighbor has been doing this for years, he does this to blades used on a brushhog, and has had no problems. I would think the blade tip speed is lower than with a commerecial mower. He told me to give him some of my old blades to try, but I was concerned about hitting objects,etc. so I have not done this. Good luck on your idea, this definetly sounds like a real good idea.:cool:
     
  10. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Congratulations on being willing to experiment - many people have the opinion that only the "factory" can design something - they forget that factories sometimes start in someone's garage. I have several ideas in the works but haven't put the plans into action.
     

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