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Anyone run mulch blades all the time?

justmjc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
michigan
Anyone run the mulch blades all the time with or without the baffles? Do this blades perform better or as well as the standard blades? Please share your experiences with the blades used alone and if there is any noticable difference.
 

KathysLGC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Wilton, CT
I run doubles all year. High lifts and gators.
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I just run gators in spring and fall.

1. spring- gators
2. end of spring through beginning of fall- high lifts
3. fall- gators
 

KathysLGC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Wilton, CT
Originally posted by noiseyvoyzey
How well does that work for you in the AM? i run gators and in the am i find myself double (sometimes triple) cutting to dispense the clippings.
No problems at all. What mower do you have?
 

Tonyr

LawnSite Bronze Member
On my Toro Z588E, I run Atomics until I can get Gator Magnums, I mulch and side discharge with this blade type, smaller, shreaded clippings, still plenty of throw with lots of air velocity.

High lifts in thick grass may give less streaking than Atomics, but as an alrounder this style of blade is good for me.



I only run singles too, so far.
 

Acute Cut

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Bellingham WA
I run with mulchers probably 98% of the time. I have the full baffle kit that exmark offers. Mulching is better for the lawn and saves an amazing amount of time vs bagging. If clumps are left behind (usually during spring rainy season) i can either double mow or use my blower to break apart a few clumps left behind. The big difference i found i when shutting off the blades in wet weather. You tend to DUMP a huge load from under the deck. I tell my employees to shut em off in the grass so we can rake it up. Other than that i have no issues. I love having maybe half a truck load of grass (21" lawns) at the end of a full week of mowing.
 


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