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bLADE cOMBO qUESTION

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Which double blade combo would work best for mulching without using gators or mulchers?
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    2 regular lift blades or a regular lift and a high lift work nice together especially when the grass is wet.
     
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Do u guys think that a hilft on bottom w/ a lo lift on top would work alright? The problem is that my dealer says that exmark doesn't make reg or med lifts for the 44" deck.....?
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    I don't think any Mfgs make their own blades. I think they are made by someone else to each Mfgs specifications.

    I read on another thread you are using mulching baffles. I have not tried doubles on a mulcher mower since I don't have one bigger than a 21". If I were to try it, I would use 2 of the lower lift blades to prevent blowout from the deck.
     
  5. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    if you are still using the mulching baffles can you report on how well the doubles work. I am thinking about buying an exmark for the mulch feature and i want to see what you have to say about it.
     
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i started using the light wt 18 universal as primary
    and top blade. excellent lift,very smooth cut,with much less blade engage noise.if it holds up in heavy grass ,it might be the way i go.
     
  7. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Lawnmaster, I will tell u how it works, my dealer is currently ordering them.
    And AWM, could u explain these light weight 18 universals a little more?
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,494

    I use highlifts and Gators many times, but for wetter and thicker grass, I prefer to use a highlift with a low lift mulching (multilevel) blade on top.
     

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