Running Double Blades on 52 Inch Stander

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ITL, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
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    Lawnsite Team

    We cut cool season grass (Fescue, Bluegrass, and rye) at 3.25 to 3.50 inches height with a 52 inch 23HP Wright Stander with the under deck curved mulching kit that separates each of the blade sections. We normally use the gater mulching blades and get a nice cut with very little visible grass clippings on the surface. This spring, growth has been very heavy in some of our heavy fertilized lawns and we are starting to leave moderate clippings that we have to double mow to look great in some areas. Additionally when the grass is wet we sometimes see a row of stingers/standing grass where the front caster wheels pushed the grass down and the gaters did not have sufficient lift to pull the grass blades up. We are planning to try running double blades with a high lift below and a gater above in hopes to eliminate the double mow. Couple questions: Any one else using doubles on their Wright Standers? What results do you get with doubles? Any concern with equipment life using doubles. Can you see an increase in fuel consumption. Or should we remove the mulch kit and start to side discharge with high lift blades for the heavy growth spring.



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