when to sharpen?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tim cooper, May 8, 2002.

  1. tim cooper

    tim cooper LawnSite Member
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    average time before u guys sharpen blades? just curious... 20/25 hours? longer?
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    every day.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I switch out blades on a very regular basis. I keep several sharp sets on the trailer at all times.
     
  4. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    on an 8+ hour a day mowing sched, change/sharpen everyday, absolute bare minimum every other day.

    under 8 hours every other day to every 3 depending on conditions and time of season.
     
  5. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Every single day! During the "intense" part of the growing season I'll change them in the middle of the day. Then again when I get home,for the next day.
    I sharpen and balance myself.:cry:
     
  6. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
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    When i get in after a days work, ill take off that set and scrape the decks clean and install newly sharpend blades, this is everyday.I have around 12 sets i run nothing but double blades on all my mowers,except for a 21" Proline. Marks Mowing Service ........(.keep em sharpe and the lawns look great,and the grass stays healthier)
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Around every 8 hours or so. With the slower growth from the Primo apps I may get more time out of my blades also since growth has slowed!
     
  8. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Everyday, depending on the season.......
     
  9. proline32

    proline32 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I some times change blades two times a day, it just depends on how many yards I do, Currently I have a dozen blades for my 21 lawnboy, 3 sets of blades each for my proline 32 and john deere 42 sst freedom mulcher deck and a set of blades for my 30" ariens hi lift bagger Rider.
     
  10. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Usually once per day, but depending on which lawns I do sometimes twice.
     

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