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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by higgyandson, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. higgyandson

    higgyandson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I put this on another post - We live in a pocket of the country where 99.9% of our customers expect us to bag and haul. We have a truck loader now and that has made a world of difference in our back aches? I'm wondering about using double blades on ZTRs with 52" decks that already have a blower running off the deck spindle?
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    If I had to bag and haul every yard I done I would pack it up this week!:realmad: Man, I dont envy you. To answer your question I tried running doubles(med. lift on bottom, gator on top) on my Exmark with the catcher hooked up and it done fair in real short grass and not a lot of straw and leaves. When I got into thick leaves or even damp it would bog down and stop up the chute big time. I went back to running just gators and it made a difference, but will still stop up some times but not as bad as with the doubles.My Exmark has a 60" deck and a 27 kohler. When I put the doubles on and hooked the catcher belt to the right pulley and turned on the blades you could hear a big drop in RPM,s. I personaly have not had great luck with doubles except on my 737 running a short gator under a longer gator with the mulching kit, and it drinks a great deal more gas also!
  3. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    if you are using an additional blower unit that is motorized by itself, you wouldn't have any problems.

  4. Justcutitshort

    Justcutitshort LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    The doubles will pack more, but the bags will get really heavy. Also, the doubles suck up too much HP.
    We use single highlift blades and empty the bags a little more often. If the grass is wet you can end up with bags they are very hard to manage. Stay with the single highlifts.

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