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New blades make a bad cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimmyed, May 19, 2003.

  1. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    I replaced the blades on my toro with some gators, It had the origional toros on it. The blades are pretty much the same, but the toros had a slight bend in them which made the cutting edge sit about 1/2" lower than the straight gators.

    Now it seems like they don't lift the grass where the front wheels went and after a day the grass is higher there.

    Could I add a couple washers to the top of the blade to space it down and try that? Or would that be dangerous?

  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Gators do not lift as much as regular Toro hi lift blades. This is normal.

    If you put washers all you will do is change the height of the cut. It will do nothing for lift.

    Are you mulching?

    If you're not mulching, put the hi lifts back on and leave them on.

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