Double blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gartj, May 1, 2005.

  1. gartj

    gartj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I keep hearing the term double blading. I looked on the search but to know avail. What is it? What are the benefits? How is it done (assembled?) Thanks for input in advance.
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    There are 1,000's of threads on here about running doubles. It is basically exactly what it says. You run 2 blades in an X or + pattern depending on which you prefer and the serve to "double cut" the clippings so to speak to discharge small fine clippings. Most folks use a combo of High Lifts and Mulching blades such as gators.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. gartj

    gartj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Thanks Lawn-Scapes it sure makes it easier to have some direction like that than to have to look over the 1000's of posts to find the actual info. that I requested. Another question though. If you run this setup is there more of a chance of breaking the bolt since more of it is sticking out? And is it better to run the mulch blade on top and the high lift blade on the bottom? Thanks again.
  5. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    I have never broken any bolts from running doubles. I use gators over standards.
  6. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    let me get this straight because i wasn't too sure on the subject either.
    Is there a special assembly you get to run doubles or just put them on?
  7. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    You just put em on!

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  8. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    High lift on bottom, mulching blades on top. :cool:
  9. extoro

    extoro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Other than creating more air flow. I never have understood the benefits of running doubles. I would think that there would be more strees put on the spindals. Maybe I'm wrong because you can order Encore Prowlers already equiped with doubles from the factory

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    Some mowers have a cradle in which the blade sits in. My older Toro does. You might have to put a washer in between the blades so theres no gap between the blades.

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