what is the best blade?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by clncut05, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. clncut05

    clncut05 LawnSite Member
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    I need new blades for my 60" exmark ztr. What kind of blades should I buy? Standard, hi-lift, mulching, etc.
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    What deck? (TriVantage, UltraCut, or TRITON?)

    What are you doing (mulching, side discharge, bagging?)

    What horsepower?
     
  3. M RASCOE&SONS

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i just put doubles on this wk (high lifts and gators-highlifts on top of gators,gators being the closest blade to the ground) boy oh bo what a nice cut in any grass wow.i have two lazers ,both 60 inchers with lc 27 kawis.in all the years i have been doing this i never tried before this wk and boy i wish i new about it 10 yrs ago.
     
  4. clncut05

    clncut05 LawnSite Member
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    I don't know which deck I have. It is a 23 Hp Kohler. I am not bagging or mulching right now. I am just tired of double cutting.
     
  5. clncut05

    clncut05 LawnSite Member
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    Does that put a lot more stress on the pulleys?. If I had a 27 Hp motor I would think about doing that. The one I have is only 23 Hp Kohler
     
  6. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
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    Did I read somthing wrong or did you say that you mount 2 blades where usually only 1 goes? Can this be done with all mowers? A 36" Ferris?
     
  7. M RASCOE&SONS

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i myself run it on a exmark 60 inch lazer with a Lc 27 kawi for power,they have been on one day and they are the cats a$$.i would do a search on here to see if anyone has done it to a 36 ferris before trying it ,or call your local dealer.good luck
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    With the 23 Kohler you can forget about running doubles. Plus they're not for everyone.
    I'd go to your eXmark dealer and ask for a set of OEM Excalibur blades. Aftermarket it's ususally hit of miss.
     

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