Blade set-up, maybe silly question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jason Rose, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Ok, just saw part of this idea on another thread, and reminded me that I've done something similar, but maybe kick it up a notch.

    Ok, the idea is, use a high-lift blade on the far right side spindle (trim side) and then low lift or gators on the other two spindles. The high lift pushes more air flow to get the grass from that side over to the discharge.

    What about using a high lift on the right, a medium lift on the center and a low lift or gator on the left? For bagging with a blower assisted catcher, like I have, it would cut down on the blow out that high lifts create, it would decrease horsepower needs by only using one high-lift instead of 3, The air from the right, being more forceful, then less in the center, and even less on the left, would be more conducive for grass to flow out of the discharge.

    I already have all the different blades, for my 61" grasshopper... I've just not thought to configure them in such a way. In theory it sounds like it might work, but if it actually has any advantage, I don't know... Once the grass starts growing here I'm going to try it out.

    Thoughts? Other than that I'm overthinking things :laugh:
  2. Chill "Cuts" Lawn Care

    Chill "Cuts" Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 47


    I'd be interested to see what your research shows. Sounds like it could make a difference to me, but I've never tried it. Let me know how it works for you.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    sounds like its worth a try!
    you may be on to something
  4. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    My Country Clipper dealer told me if grass is wet or dewy to run 2 high or med lifts and at the discharge run a gator to diperse grass better and eliminate clumping. Works great for me, i use this set up spring and fall/

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