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Hi-Lift Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crossboneracing, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. crossboneracing

    crossboneracing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    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:
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    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.
  3. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    I agree, hi lifts until leaf season.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    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).
  5. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 398

    That's All I use. High lifts are best.
  6. Quicklawn

    Quicklawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    What type of blades do you run during leaf season i use high lift blades.Is there something that works better
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    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.
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    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.
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    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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