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2 blade set up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, May 30, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i have a older exmark metro walkbehind. I want to set it up with 2 blades on each spindel. How do you do this? Is it safe for a 12.5hp walkbehind? What kind of blades should i use?<br>thanks<br>-nick
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    A buddy tried double blades ona Toro WB, 48&quot; and maybe 12.5 or 14 hp. He ran out of power.
     
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I run 2 blades on my 12.5 48&quot; bobcat and it works ok. could use more power but it's better than single blades
     
  4. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    how do u do it? what blades do u use?<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: columbiaplower
     
  5. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I use high lift on the bottom and gators on the top and all you do is make them an x right on top of each other and run em. atleast that's what i do
     
  6. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I x'ed two blades a long time ago on a 332 and they mowed and made leaves just disappear, however they did sap some power, and only used them in the fall. Gators do the whole job now and possibly do it better. If I want to clean up a yard, I mow with Gator Blades and throw it in all day, and at the end of the day, there is no more coming out of the discharge chute than what was coming out on the first round. (Down side is that it is dificult to trim as your trimming side of the mower is not in position, and you are forced to reverse once in a while to not discharge into landscaping.
     
  7. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Hey Nick. I have the dual-blade configuration on my 36 & 48&quot; Metros. I love it! I'd never go back. They have 12.5, and 14 horse engines, and do fine. They stripe so much better that it's like running a different mower. <p>Vic
     

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