Walker owners: Who is using Meg a Mow or Gator type blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by above all, May 2, 2006.

  1. above all

    above all LawnSite Member
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    Hello good people. I was thinking of trying something different this summer when i can switch over to my mulching mower 42"and leave the big Walker GHS in the garage. I have been using the standard Walker setup of four blades, one high lift and one Walker flat blade on each side. They seem to work ok .. very little blow out, etc. but they seem to go dull alot faster than when i just use the high lift blades with the GHS. Changing the blades only take a couple of minutes but i sure would like to get a few more mows before switching over. What have you been running with? thanks!
     
  2. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
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    I use the meg mo's but I do not own a walker. i use them on my skagg. i love them they cut through anything. People will tell you differnt but i love them you have to try them .
     
  3. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
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    I use Gators on my Walker and I like them. I keep the "wings" sharp as well as the cutting edge. I also open the box half way and let it all blow out the back. OK, I do suck up around beds and at cleanup time, but I blow the rest out. Works well for me. I don't understand your statement, "standard Walker setup of four blades"? Who's standard? I havn't thought about it much but I don't see how you could run doubles on a Walker, at least a old one like mine anyway. I have a older 16hp 42" and I love it.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Walker has a four blade setup that they use for their mulching decks.
     
  5. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Posts: 312

    Thanks ed I didn't know that. I have a GHS not a side discharge. I wanted to try a set of doubles sometime but I think my 16hp wouldn't handle it that well. But gosh the old thing sure cuts well as it is :)
     
  6. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
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    why would you want to use doubles with a walker anyway?. they go through anything
     
  7. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Posts: 312

    Cause they go through everything "slowly" :)
     
  8. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    You keep the wings sharp? Why would you do that? they are not for cuttin, but to create a windflow pattern. Sharpening them could f that up.
     

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