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Gator Blades in early spring?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4curbappeal, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Is any one planning on using gator blades early this spring to kind of clean up before the heavy spring growth starts?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    We're using them now for doing leaves and raking. When grass greens up though, we don't use them for mowing. They leave too many little clumps.
  3. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
    Messages: 461

  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    I dont use them in the spring. They seem to leave little balls of grass all over the lawn. I do like them in the fall though.
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    I use them in the spring for cleans ups ...once the grass greens up and starts growing fast they come off.
  6. Oregon OEP

    Oregon OEP Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    Has anyone had a chance to try the new 3-in1 Gator Mulcher? It has the "outside tooth" on each end repalced with an air lift to discharge and bag while still do the same job of mulching.
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Fall only for me.
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,937

    For me, Gator blades are a "Fall only" blade. In the Spring, when the grass is sappy and wet, the last thing I want is the clippings being chopped up. Well, they don't really "chop up," rather they turn to green wads and clumps. With the water content so high, I would much rather have longer clippings evenly spread, than shorter clippings (even wads and green balls) in rows, or being left so they turn brown in a couple of days.

    NO to Gators for Spring cutting.
  9. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    At Last We All Agree On Something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i Am Shocked!!
  10. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    used em last year- great cut but left a clump on every turn....

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