# Y,y,y

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Feb 9, 2003.

1. ### lawncare3LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom DENVER ,COMessages: 1,981

Why does the mower mfg put # of blades=3 blade length=21" Width of cut=60"

I am wondering how the width of cut can be 60" when the actual cut SHOULD be labeled as 63".

I have been wondering this so long.

2. ### Randy ScottLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom WisconsinMessages: 1,915

The decks are put in a "v". The blades are not lined up exactly three across.

4. ### SLSLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom MarsMessages: 1,540

Simple....

Look under the deck and you will see that the middle blade is forward of the two side blades.

The 3 blades are not lined up in a straight row.

You have to have this overlap because to prevent uncut strips of grass in between the blades they would have to touch each other...if they were straight in a row. Imagine the noise and sparks if that were to happen!

Do you follow what I'm saying?

Yea

Now I see.

DING DING!

7. ### PhishookLawnSite Bronze MemberMessages: 1,143

So would the same rules apply to my 48, and 50" mowers?

Or is that just on 60" decks?

8. ### thartzLawnSite Senior Memberfrom asheville n.cMessages: 486

my 48 scag & 52 toro are v deck format

9. ### lawncare3LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom DENVER ,COMessages: 1,981

It goes with most decks over 48"

10. ### crazygatorLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Nashville, TennesseeMessages: 1,048

My Exmark 36" Turf Tracer uses 2 18" blades, which equal 36"

My Exmark 52" Lazer HP uses 3 18" blades, which equals 54", but with the middle blade offset forward it moves the cut width to 52", as mentioned above to overlap and have nothing missed between all 3 blades.