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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wissmow, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Wissmow

    Wissmow LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 11

    What blades do you guys use? Standard, raptor, gator, and etc. Pros and cons. I've read were some of you putting two blades per spindle.(form an X)
    Any information will be appreciated. I have always used a standard blade. Wanted to try a raptor or gator or other suggestion.

    wiss :cool2:
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I run gators every once in a while. They really shred the leaves but i prefer the notched highlift. On occasion, i will run doubles. Gator on top and highlift on the bottom.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    it all depends on the season what I run. Anywhere from gators to high lifts
  4. b727guru

    b727guru LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Speaking of Blades...
    If you sharpen these every 8-10 hours, how long do they last before you have to discard them?

    How do you tell that the end has come and it's time to purchase new ones?

    Probably an obvious answer, but this is my first year and I purchased 4 pair of blades that I'll re-sharpen for a while.

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