What are doubles?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tjcezar, May 13, 2003.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    Real easy question fellas. What are doubles I keep hearing about? Would these work on my Yazoo mini max Z?
     
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    What size of deck on that Yazoo of yours do you have?

    Picture is of double blades.

    deck 002.jpg
     
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    doubles refers to putting 2 blades on each spindle rather than 1 dont know how well it works cause i've never had to use them
     
  4. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    2 blades on 1 spindle, instead of the usual one, put in an X pattern to help cut the grass "better".

    "Better" depends upon your mower, the mower deck, height and wetness of grass, horsepower of mower engine, and type of blades being used along with sharpness of blades.........

    If you do a search, you will be reading about doubles until 2004. (there is that much to read.......)

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    Gary
     
  5. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    DO A SEARCH!!!!
     
  6. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    42" deck. Thanks for the replys. Maybe I'll try it on a 22" I have.
     
  7. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    The 22" probably won't have enough power to adequately power doubles(just guessing at your engine hp). It may slow the blade speed significantly to a point where it is cutting worse than with just singles. Usually doubles are placed on larger, more powerful commercial equipment.
     

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