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double blades + deck mod - 4 cutting deck to blow leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by demhustler, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    does anyone tried or thought of putting double/triple high-lift blades and/or modifying deck (adding skirts, etc) for better blowing leaves - 4 use more as a leaf blower?
  2. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    isn't it interesting - we using 9-14hp clumsy push blowers, hard to push and unstable on uneven terrain, when we have 25hp+ power units (mowers), which already blows (by cutting grass), maneurable and fast;
    what can be made to mod. decks for better blowing (up to doubling blades, to mod. blades as impellers, or just replace blades with existing impellers; + mod. deck with underskirt, etc;
    or even for leaf clean-up season on one of the mowers whole deck can be switched to "blower deck" ... - possibilities endless;
    any ideas or comments?
  3. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    The MEG MO blades Will almost depose of your leaves. We use to get 7 or 8 loads of leaves every day. 6 yrs. per load. Now we take of 10 gal. per job. Whether it is 10 acres or a 1/10 acre. We can pick up that last little and the customer see that we done what they called for and it cost the customer about 1/3 of what it would have cost. Whether you want to just blow or clean up the leaves the MEG mo blades will do the job.
  4. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    task not to chop leaves - but blow it (like blower); regular blades shoot leaves 10-15 feet; would meg-mo blades blow (not chop) better and why? (if they intended to cut, excess air flow would cause underblow and decrease suction (quality of cut); for double blades cutting usually not used double high lift blades - ti's combination of high and low lift blades, to make just right suction and flow, not too much
  5. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    chopping - not a problem; chopping to dust means chopping to mud ; in places with excess leaves chop and pound it would kill whatever left from grass; problem - to move leaves from places where chopping not an option;
  6. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    point - to add/replace blades easier than switch deck (to "blower deck")

    sure, double(triple) would require extra power, and load on pto clutch, though, we should consider - it not cuts, just blows (spinning in the air)
    added to regular blades can be smaller to reduce load;

    also: what existing impellers can be used or modified to use with or instead of blades?

    pict - nice deck skirt with tunnel baffle

    deck tunnel buff.jpg
  7. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    impellers from inside of a 2 stage snowblower

    but it'll cost ya more than it's worth because,
    I'm sure it'll pick up rocks and bust every window within 500 yards:laugh:
  8. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    :laugh: :laugh:
    than may be juat one (left side) - and thats enough
  9. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    Here's an idea. What about a self powered (13 hp?) blower that quickly attaches/detaches to a ZTR that could blow left, right, and forward? The ZTR would be merely the drive unit.
  10. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    something like this?
    : )))))



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