Gator blade advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tfb3tc, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. tfb3tc

    tfb3tc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am new in the business and have purchased a 2002 Lesco wb. I need to know can I mulch with the gator blades with discharge chute open, or does the discharge chute need to be closed off like I do with my 22" push mower.
    Thanking you all in advance for your input.
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    if you don't close off the shoot you will still blow out grass clippings that will be smaller than reg. blades but bigger than if you close off the shoot and install a mulch kit.
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    I just run them with shoot open
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    dude--congrats on the LESCO. I have an older LESCO 48 belt unit.

    I have used the mulch unit and not used it. as far as I am concerned, it is about as easy to run over the yard twice as it is to try to mulch.

    and IMO the gators are over rated. my LESCO does a great job of re-cutting under the deck so I use high lifts most of the time these days.

    welcome to LAWNSITE.


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