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once again double blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttingedgelawncare, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I would first like to thank those of you who responded to my last post. This forum is great!!!! ok here it is..............does running double blades affect the height of the cut and is running doubles dangerous without the bracket.....also what is the price on the bracket, thank you
  2. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    by the way i have a 60" dixie chopper
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I'll answer even though everyone will tell you to do a search. I have an eXmark and do not use any type of bracket. The only time they move is when I hit something solid. They have never vibrated loose or anything like that ever. I prefer the fact that they give when I hit something rather than a bracket holding them secure. I use a small steel square to make sure they are square when putting them on. It takes 5 minutes to switch them. I compensate about a quarter inch when running doubles. 3.5 is 3.125 on the deck adjustment.
  4. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    thanks for the answer randy, and btw i did do a search and found nothing on height, saftey or bracket price..........i mainly cut at 3 in. and realy want to use double blades, i would rather the difference in height be half inch insead of quarter......does the bracket provide accurate measurements
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    bet there many out there that got an excellent answer to questions they had. plus this will be there for anyone who does search. good post randy
  7. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    it will lower the cutting height the thickness of the blade on the bottom. and i can not see were it is anymore dangerous than running a single blade. (bracket or no bracket)
  8. cuttingedgelawncare

    cuttingedgelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    thanks for all your answers, will give it a try
  9. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
    Messages: 249


    If the blades are lower than the deck edge there is more potential for lost feet & toes.

    It is more dangerous. Unless the deck is designed to accept the double blade setup.

    Gravely Guy

    Commercial Time: The new WB Gravely decks have such a feature.

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