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Hi-lifts or Gators with Trac-Vac

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Nov 5, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Is it better to use hi-lifts or gators on a trac-vac?
  2. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    I've used a Trac-Vac unit on a Toro walkbehind and had Gator blades on the 44" deck. I think you pack more into the can because it's shredded. I'm now using same unit on a Wright Stander and experimenting with double blades. So far the cut is great and on some lawns I just shred leaves and don't bag. I use Gator blades all year. So, maybe I'm saying use both blades? Worth a try.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    If i run double gators-i can get quite a bit more in easch bag,than if i run gator/hi-lift.I think the hi-lift is better it lifts more up and gives a cleaner cut to the grass and removes more leaves.

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