Is This Possible??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vipermanz, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Is it possible to rip out a thin grass like rye when running double blades?
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Anythings possible.

    If the grass hasn't rooted in good I guess you could. Doubles is creating a lot of suction under the deck, try using double gators if your not already, they would'nt suck as much.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I agree with Mr. Homer ;)

    You could also slow the rpms down in the new seedling areas, or take the doubles off temporarily until the grass gets established.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Are you running doubles on your lawnboy? I would think turning with a 21" would mess it up worse if you scuff it with a wheel.
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I have run double gators on my JD 60" deck, and the suction is not overwhelming like it is with a dixie blade on the bottom and a gator on top, but the 2 gator setup does not seem to mow quite as well. Have found out that with the dixie-gator set-up the deck mows the best the pedal to the metal.
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    thanks for the help guys, eric, i have cement on either sides so it's not really a problem
  7. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    To answer your question,

    Take off the extra blade and let the roots grow a bit more.

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