What blades to run with X blade

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by taylo708, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 51

    I have a ferris mower and am looking to run dixie chopper's x blade on my mower. I was just wondering what blades you guys stack with them?
     
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I haven't done it but I've heard guys using a high lift and a mulching blade with the mulching blade on top.
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,206

    Whats your engin HP? Double blades draw a lot of extra HP and you may not have enough engin to spin them.
     
  4. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 51

  5. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 51

    bump please
     
  6. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 51

    Does nobody have any experience with these blades? Or is this just a dumb question?
     
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,206

    Welcome to lawnsite. This topic has been beaten to death every year. Us older folks are tired of talking about it. Most of us have done our own testing of blades just to see the resualts on the properties we service. You are better off expermenting with different high lift blades than trying to run doubles or X blade set . The standard high lift blade for most mowers is .800" high. Stens and Oragon both make blades with a higher lift that will give you better performance and be cheaper in price than doubles and not overload your engin. Use the serch feature and spend a week reading or go to your dealer and reserch the blades that are available for your mower.
     

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