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Double Blades on Toro WB...?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cleve, Mar 2, 2001.

  1. Cleve

    Cleve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Rockmart, GA
    Messages: 404

    I realize this topic has been on many, many times. And I almost hate to ask again.
    I have a Toro 36" WB with two blades.
    Each blade is mounted into a channel that wraps around the blade and is held in place with a "cupped" cover with a slot that also wraps over the blade. A single bolt goes through these.
    I really want to try the double blades to see if the cut can get any better.
    Just how do you add a second blade to a setup like this?
    I just don't like fooling around with these mountings with the speeds the things revolve at unless it is done safely. I just can't see any way to add the second blade.
    Thanks for any info.
    Cleve.
     
  2. Cleve

    Cleve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Rockmart, GA
    Messages: 404

    I guess nobody has a Toro with double blades.

    Or it can't safely be done.

    Cleve.
     
  3. Install one 5/8 flat washer between both blades.
     
  4. Cleve

    Cleve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Rockmart, GA
    Messages: 404

    Thanks for the reply.

    I Still didn't think that would work until I tried it.
    Because of the depth of the channel the top blade fits into, I had to use two 5/8 in. ID washers to get the second or bottom blade to clear the channel. I then put the blade cover on the second blade and I believe it tightened up fairly well. Really thought I would have to cut additional slots in this cover to make it fit. But may not have to.

    I did notice that this lowers the bottom blade enough that it drops below the cutter deck about 3/8 in. or so. Of course this can be corrected by raising the deck adjustments? I generally cut fairly high but do have 1 more adjustment left on the lifts and hope it will be enough.

    I figure I will experiment using a couple of old standard blades before trying a Gator or other mulching type on top.

    Does this sound about right? Thanks.
    Cleve.
     

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