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Hi-Lift Blades

crossboneracing

LawnSite Member
Location
Central MA
So I am on ebay and am trying to buy some new blades for my bunton. Its an 83 with a 52" deck and a catcher. Is it better to have the Hi-lift blades to use with the catcher and open shoot? Or would the standard blades do just fine with the catcher and open shoot? Please help me out guys!:usflag:
 

ProStreetCamaro

LawnSite Platinum Member
We use nothing but high lift blades. They create more vacume and tend to cut better because it stands the blades of grass up better. It also throws the grass out hard and fast so it packs a bag better and it dispurses clippings better if your not bagging.
 

tacoma200

LawnSite Fanatic
High lifts are standard on many brands. Exmark says they are the best all around blade and I agree. They are all I run till fall. They take a little bit of power but well worth it. I'm not sure if this is true for the folks in Florida or where Southern grasses are the norm. That grass is a little stiffer on average and doesn't need to be stood up (or lifted).
 

dcondon

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Mid-Michigan
What type of blades do you run during leaf season i use high lift blades.Is there something that works better
In this area we run low lifts in the fall. It will do a much better job and trust me because your only 40 miles from me.
 

tacoma200

LawnSite Fanatic
What type of blades do you run during leaf season i use high lift blades.Is there something that works better
If you mulch leaves then the gator type will really turn them to dust. Even if you side discharge they will really grind them up. High lifts will blow them if thats what you want. Most of the turf here lays overs so high lifts work great. In good turf that is thick medium lift will do the job. Not much good turf and what is may have onions, weeds, dandelions, etc mixed in that need to be lifted.
 

fiveoboy01

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Southern WI
I used hi-lifts on leaves and they did cut them up pretty good. I can't wait to try a set of gators this fall...

But for grass cutting, hi-lifts have worked real well for me - so I see no reason to switch to anything else.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it:)
 
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