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New blades unbalanced...anyone check theirs?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazycritterguy, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. crazycritterguy

    crazycritterguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I just picked up some new blades for my turf tiger...got them home and out of curiosity, I put them on the blade balancer....2 were fine...1 was way out of balance...I fixed it...no problem now.....has anybody else checked their new blades before installation...just curious.
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I checked some new blades awile back, mine were all in balance.
  3. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Posts: 399

    Checked blades,they were out of balance,but not real bad!
  4. Have never checked blades or balanced any ever.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    me neither in the last 4-5 years.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    yeah i had a brand-new blade or two I checked just for kicks and somewhere one or more was off. weird, isn't it?
    Far as doing it, the only time it's really important is on Ultra-high rpm mowers like the fixed deck or where your blade-tip speed approaches or exceeds 20,000 fpm (in excess of 200mph). Balancing blades is a type of racing / high-performance application, you can restore a small percent of lost rpm due to off-center blades.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Haven't balanced a blade (new or used) on 25 or so machines in 11 years.
  8. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Never balanced a blade yet.

    -Mark Wood
  9. hamsey

    hamsey LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 123

    Yes, and I balanced them. Thought they would balanced :dizzy:

  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    I put a new snapper hi lift blade on my mower and it was vibrating bad! Then I put my ninja back on and it vibrates too. I get the old ninja sharpened and it works great. But what was up with the new hi lift? So these blades can be unbalanced. Can you make the dealer check them first before you leave?

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