I had to kill my doubles setup today....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    while finishing up some last mowing today I just couldn't stand it any more.

    I have been running doubles...medium lift solid foil and a standard gator and with the dry conditions the blowout has been horrible and the dust in these dry conditions has been just awful. I have had to wear a dust mask.

    so I dropped the medium lift and ran with the gator. it made a big difference. better mulching (actually side discharge) and less blow out.

    it looks like the ole gators for me for the rest of the season.........

    GEO :)
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    When I mulch its just high liftmulch blades and the one mower that I sd with its what the factory put on. I get confused as what blades work best in different conditions. I just use the same setup all year long, and always get the same result.
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    What you need is about 9" of snow to cut down on that dust a little. You won't be able to mow as fast and I know you like to go fast :D but the dust will be gone :waving:
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    In the event you ever try doubles ever again, try a no-gator approach.

    I've never been able to bear using them in any way but singles on side discharge.
    The teeth just disturb too much air.

    I can't even stand them on the lesco with the mulch kit installed for chopping leaves... and the lesco has an anti-blowout lip. The Gators actually create more blowout than 3" wide highlifts.
  5. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 525

    LOL Geo I actually was wearing my scott motorcycle goggles because of the same thing.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I stopped using double Gators for the same reason 2 years ago. I can't really tell a difference in regards to how well my Dixie mulches leaves.
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Tried the gators........hated them
    Tried the high lifts...........too much blow out.
    Used the wavy blade when mulching and aside from just a little blow out they seem to work best for me. Haven't bagged a thing all year.:blob3:

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