Are mulching blades always best.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by RhettMan, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,442

    Whats up yall. Im starting a new lawn service in central texas and was wondering about my blades. I've always bolted up mulchers because they look the knarliest, to be honest. I figured if it tears the cut blade into smaller sizes then why whouldnt i use a mulcher over a regular lift blade. But then, why do company still mass produce regular blades? Must be a reason, what am i missing?

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    i only use mulching blades during the fall to help with the leaves. i dont think they give a very good cut. i run high lifts the rest of the year.
  3. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 944

    We use a low lift blade most of the time. We cut warm season grasses.
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Mulching blades are best for grinding up dry material...and are a poor choice when conditions are moist/wet.
  5. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    in my area about 80% of the time we need to bag it, if we let it fly it doesnt break down before the next week and nobody likes to see grass left on thier lawn
  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I have never used mulching blades.
    I see no reason to use them.

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