what has more lift?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by ple_1969, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Hi Terry,

    Which blade provides greater lift the OEM Excalibur notched high lift or the solid high lift?

    I'm having a problem with stragglers of uncut grass with my 48" TTHP. I've tired both with little luck.

  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258


    The solid airfoil doesn't have more lift than the notched blade but it does create less turbulence and should help reduce the number of stragglers if not eliminate them.

    Also on the 48" units you'll want to keep the rake between 1/8" and zero. Engine rpm should be set at 3600 with the blades engaged. Anything below that youÂ’re loosing blade tip speed which can affect the cut. Also check the deck idler and PTO belt adjustment. Check the belts, rake, rpms and put on a set of solid airfoil blades and you should be as good as new.



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