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Enough power to run high lift blades??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bmadd, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Bmadd

    Bmadd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Went to the local fair last week and asked the scag dealer about high lift blades for mowing/blowing leaves. He said that most guys run only one high lift blade on the discharge side of the deck to throw leaves. He said the machine would not have enough power to run three high lift blades at once. (too much drag). Is this true? I got a scag turf tiger with the 27HP Kawi.
  2. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    When the oaks,magnolias,etc. drop in the fall here I use a set of hi-lift blades on my ZTR. I've got the 25 Kaw. and there is plenty of power.
    IMO you would need the "set" on the machine to do the job properly.
    (For leaves anyway.)
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I always used high lift blades on my old pre turf tiger ztr only had 20hp and never had a problem
  4. firefighter

    firefighter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I use high lift blades on my scag cub all the time

    23 hp
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    I'm always running 3 hi lifts on my 2002 61" 27 hp Kawasaki Turf Tiger. No problem at all. Good luck.
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I run a single set of high lifts year round on my older model lesco 48 with the 14 KAW.

    for my setup, plenty of power on a WB.

    I used regular lifts and gators but when I put on the high lifts, that was the ticket!

  7. I run 6 highlifts on my Dixies and 3 on my Lazers all with 25hp kohlers.

    Someone feed you the BS.
  8. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    A big line of BS.:dizzy:
    All the mowers I have had were fitted with high lifts. Let me see-- 15 hp kaw, 17 hp kaw, 23 hp kaw. All had high lift blades and enough power to turn them..
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I agree with everyone here. Use Gator Magnums.
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    :( :eek: :mad: :angry: :dizzy:

    What a load of bs. Where do these people get the info they spit out?

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