When running doubles question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by subdube, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. subdube

    subdube LawnSite Member
    from NC
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    When running doubles should there be different offsets to the blades so that the cutting edge is the same height. Or is the bottom blade all ways lower.
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The bottom blade will always be lower, there is no special blade for doubles. Unless you run Meg Mo blades then all four blades cut the grass at the same height. www.meg-mo.com
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    Here is what the Meg-Mo blades look like. They are on a JD 7Iron deck.

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  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Errrrrrr...... not really. Hustler, Bobcat and a few others run standard bentblades that have 5/8" or so drop. If you then install a straight Gator blade "under" the stock blade, the gator will "still' be "above" the stock blade, so you don't have to change deck height. naturally you can space the Gator lower to cut in the same plane as the stock blade.
    Pete
     
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    DLCS, how the heck do you sharpen those things?

    :(
     
  6. subdube

    subdube LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 41

    DLCS, do you like the Meg-Mo's.
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Raise the mower up and fold back the blade and sharpen with a air sander or remove the whole unit and sharpen them in the vise. The one thing I don't do is unbolt the blade from the disk. I'm now going at least 3 times as long on my sharpenings from using the stock JD blades.
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes, I do. I've been using them for just over a month now and I don't have any problems with them thus far. The best thing is I don't have to sharpen them as much and they don't nick.
     
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Think I'll just stick with my doubles. :cool:
     

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