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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NAT, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    I have a pro150 with the 50 deck .can you run double blades ?want better striping and good for thick grass ,thanks!
     
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    The problem with doubles on the older gravely's is spindle wear. The additional reciprocating mass of the second blade tends to overwhelm the blade nut on the spindle bottom and it can strip out causing the blades to free wheel on the spindle. There is a double kit available that used to have a saddle supporting both blades but I haven't seen one in quite a while.
    With fuel costs the way it is, I don't run dbls anymore.
    Striping is more a function of the turfgrass type, condition, height of cut, etc than the mower or quantity of blades.
    What turf type are you predominantly mowing?
     
  3. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    tall fescue ,weeds,its 2000model with a proside .how much more gas are you burning with doubles.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613


    Well, you'll burn a clutch before too long anyway :waving:
     
  5. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    well i guess ill stick with some high lifts.
     

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