Mulching blades

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Larommi, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Larommi

    Larommi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 974

    I have a walk behind mower that is set up to mulch. Lately it seems like the mulching is not happening. I figure after a year it was time to sharpen the blade. I sharpened the obvious part of the blade that needed to be sharpened.

    My question, is there a secondary part on the blade that needs to be sharpened? The grass that is being put back on the lawn is no shorter than it would be if I discharged it out the side. It used to work better.

    I should add it was a 3 in 1 mower. I did not add a kit to it or anything like that.
  2. milike

    milike LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 169

    after a year you are definitely over dur for a sharpening
  3. Larommi

    Larommi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 974

    Yeah, I sharpened it, I was just wondering if there was a second place they get sharpened.
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Mulching blades don't work that good on just grass,they are more for the fall with the leaves on the ground.
  5. ewetho

    ewetho LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 3

    I just got a funny new blade for my 21" Craftsman 3-n-1 high wheel push mower (sales guy called it a Gator Blade, looks just like one or the arnold just cheaper to buy than both) and it is fantastic. Due to some things like required travel and weather I even mowed late and with the grass damp in areas (fixing some spots). The darn thing went right through everything and very very few clippings hit the sidewalk (very unusual as the original blade dumped all kinds of stuff there) and the one that made it there were TINY. Heck even the deck even started cleaning itself up under there.

    Nope can't have mine I am keeping it!!!
  6. catflyer

    catflyer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Just sharpen the edges you would on a regular blade.

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