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blade question

Scenic Lawnscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Being new at this can some one please tell me the differance between high cut blades mulch blades , running single blades and running double blades. What are the pros and cons.

Thanks in advance

Rich
 

KathysLGC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Wilton, CT
have u done a search
 

Five Star Lawn Care LLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Double blades are the best thing that has happened to my bussiness since i started the company....ive been using them for 4 seasons on every machine i have ..

pros- increased air-flo in deck resulting in smother more even cut....stripes twice a dark compared to single blade...discharge is finer, spreads more evenly and goes farther.

cons- pain in the but to keep up with sharpening 4-6 blades per mower.....can rob HP is you are under powered to begine with.

As far as blade type goes it really all depends on the season....in the
spring-dual high lifts
Summer-high lift bottom Gator on top
fall-dual gators

high lift blades give you a little more airflo inside the deck and ussually reust in a more even discharge pattern. thats why i use them in the spring when the grass is tall.

mulching blade do exactly what they are called....they are good for leaves, dry grass and great for field mowing. in wet or moist grass they tend to make the grass clump up from the test i have done at least....so i would stay away from ussing them for spring clean-ups and spring cutting.
 

KathysLGC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Wilton, CT
No bracket needed just install them at 90degrees to each other. Tighten down as you would any blade. If you run doubles you might get some blow out.
 

Five Star Lawn Care LLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
dixie chopper does make a bracket for running doubles...we use them so the blades will not move if you hit something. but we did run doubles for 3 years without the brackets and it worked just fine.
 

Flex-Deck

LawnSite Silver Member
Check out the Meg-Mo System - They are a sponsor at the top of the page - click on their banner. The blades are disc type with 4 swinging end blades, and basically mow like doubles, except maybe better.

Thanks, Brad
 
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