Double cut time!!!!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jpp, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Well, unfortunately it is that time of the year. Been having to double cut parts of lawns. Has anybody else had to start this yet? Got rain here this afternoon so Tuesday morning should be real nice.

  2. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    soon hear to in central new york.. a lot of rain over the weekend .. yards that have been fertilized will take off like mad...
  3. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Try running doubles. It really helps chop up the grass into smaller pieces. You will probably still have to double cut the really bad stuff, but it will look better when youre done.

    So far so good with my double set up. Standard lift with flat blades on top. :clapping:
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Not yet thankfully

    JTAYLORLAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Ive been double cuttin like crazy!!! where do you get the double blade setup at? I definately need to look into it!:usflag:
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    If double blades were such a nifty idea, then why ain't all the manufacturers turning them out like that? Matter of fact, why isn't there a single mower made like it? Ok, no that is wrong, Sears made one back in the 1980's... It was discontinued after just one year.

    double blades is pimping out the mower is what it is, but if you're all about that ok don't forget the curb feelers as that helps also.
  7. SEKscag

    SEKscag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Honda's new commercial walkbehinds offer a blade with an X configuration and 4 cutting surfaces. I believe that adding another blade adds to the bottom line cost so most manufacturers feel that it is better for the customer to add. I've asked my distributor about it and he has no negative comments about double blades.
  8. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Hasn't gotten away from us that bad yet, but if it does we'll just slow-down the bobcat hydro walk behind to half speed at full throttle and run the Dixie Chopper at about 2/3 - 3/4 speed at full throttle, and then backpack blower if clippings unsightly.

    We've found it alot less time consuming than two cuts.
    A big wheel trim mower is better than a small wheel one in overgrowth, and yeh we've made two cross-cuts in those areas already this year.
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Honda has stacked blades on their 21s, its called quadracut
  10. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Seems this week (the early spring was quite dry), the fescue has taken off. It'll have to be quite unusual for me to double cut, though. If it's growing that fast, I either blow the clippings with the 8000 or start lifting the deck height a little. Last year I had some commercial property I was cutting at 4.5". Hey, if it's growing that fast, 4.5" looks like a lot.:)

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