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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Since all the talk on ztr's is double blades, Wouldn't it so reek of awesomeness to put a set on 21"!

    This Is More Or Less A Joke In The Process, But All Opinions On The Subject Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
    Thank You For Your Time,
  2. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 949

    Probabaly not enough hp on most homeowner 21's.
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    6.5 hp? i would think it could handle two blades? no?
  4. Jet boater

    Jet boater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    My guess is that it would handle it. Figure a ZTR with a 60" deck and 25 HP handling double blades. Thats 8.33 HP per spindle before you deduct drive losses.

    Now look at a 21" push with double blades. 6.5 HP direct drive to the blades. Probably would work, but there's one way to find out!
  5. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    I think I will try this for $hits and giggles
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Hey, if anyone here tries it, be sure to post results! I use a 21" in a few small spots that the WB won't fit. But the cut is not great. It misses blades altogether sometimes. Not a whole strip or anything like that, just a few random blades of grass now and then.
    I sharpened the blades, didn't help. Walked slower, didn't help. Gonna try to change to a different blade design, but thought about doubles as a possibility.

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