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2.5 and 3" blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by riches139, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    My M60 Tank comes with 3" wide blades.

    I would like to buy Gator mulchers for leaf season, but they only come in a 2.5 inch width. All other specs the same.

    Any reason why I can't use these?

    It will probably increase my tip speed some due to less weight, but can't see any other differences they would make.
  2. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    It won't hurt anything. It won't increase tip speed as the engine governor is what controls that unless you change some pulley diameters.
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,117

    Since the RPM was set with HEAVIER blades, putting on LIGHTER blades will in fact raise the RPM's some and also raise the tip speed. Lift type also plays into to this, although these changes probably won't be major or cause to reset the high speed RPM.

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