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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by awm, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    I WAS AMAZED YESTERDAY,WHILE TALKING TO A WORKER FOR A LRG
    LCO SERVICE IN STANLEY COUNTY.JUST CASUALY LOOKED AT HIS BLADES.
    I KEEP MY BUSH HOG SHARPER THAN THAT.CUT DIDNT LOOK TERRIBLE
    BUT I KNOW THE BROWN EDGE WILL BE THERE TOMMORROW.LATER
     
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    awm,
    Nothing like a dull blade to give the competition an edge.

    I have gone three days without sharpening (once), no Ill effects? My regular schedule is every other day.
     
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Just remeber that the Toro Corp says that blades go dull after 4 hours of mowing, sooner if they dont have the factory bevel to them.

    We are those finatics who change blades halfway thru the day so that we can maintain a precise cut at optimum speeds while mowing for increased crew production.

    This may not matter during the drier cutting months, but now with all this rain that we have been having its a lifesaver.

    Kris
     
  4. Eric ELM

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

    I agree with Toro on that Kris. I can't see how some mow all summer without sharpening them.
     
  5. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    My exmark dealer laughs at me like I'm an ignorant troll newbie when I tell him I want sharp blades and am considering daily or even weekly changing!
    They service a boatload of LCOs and nobody bothers with having sharp blades.

    I just dont understand their line of thinking.

    The advantages of sharpness are realized anywhere there is a blade. Whether its in the kitchen or sculpters bench or even on your bathroom sink. As someone asked on an old thread, Ever try shaving with a dull razor?
     

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