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Double blades for ZMaster

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shane Woods, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. Shane Woods

    Shane Woods LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Just bought a new ZMaster and would like to know if any of you guys run double blades on yours, and how you do it? Do you need to remove the factory clamp or holder that is above the blade? Thanks.
  2. On a toro you use a 5/8" flat washer between the two blades.
  3. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Stone how do you make up the space in the cradle? So you just put the first blades in the cradles, then use a 5/8 washer,won't there be some space from the cradle left over that needs to be scotched? Then when the space is even,put on your second blades. Anyone with a Z-Master please E-Mail me Thanks Marks Mowing Service
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    If you have a 1/2" deep cradle and put a 1/4" blade in there and a 5/8" big flat washer, that will make the bottom blade miss the cradle by 1/8". How deep is this cradle? Most I have seen are about 1/2".
  5. You put a high lift or oem blade in the cradle, then one 5/8" flat then a gator blade across the cradle. I
    torque the bolts down to about 100 lbs or so with a long 1/2 breaker bar.
  6. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Thanks Eric and Stone i run doubles on my walkbehinds and thats easy no cradel. I try it tomorrow, Ive been cutting all week, The phone has been ringing alot this last week. Alot of my clients want what little leaf and growth trimmed down. Next week i will be cutting, so thanks again. Marks Mowing Service
  7. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    oops.....thats why kutnkru said something about puttng a washer in between the blades my mowers dont have cradels so i may have giving him bad info i hope he see,s this before a blade comes off...sorry

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