Only one side of each blade is worn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siclmn, May 22, 2004.

  1. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    It's a new 36 inch Toro and only one side of each blade is beat up. Do I just need to level it? After it's level will the blades wear evenly? I know about the front to back rule of the front being a bit lower and the question is will that make the blades wear more on one side?
  2. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Sounds like the mower is leaning to one side. Check for level from side to side. Could be a low tire or not using the same number of spacers on the front casters. How does the finished cut look?
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    Over how much time have you noticed this problem? I can think of nothing that would cause only one side of a blade to wear and not the other.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    when you say one side, are you talking on either side of the bolt hole or 1 of 2 blades?
  5. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I think he means if one end of blade is "A", and the other is "B", it's wearing on "A".

    I had same problem on a 54" deck. Cut was still good.
    Nobody ever figured it out.
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Do you have this problem with only one set of blades or has it been going on for a while?

    I have seen this problem with edger blades back when they were heat treated. One end would wear faster than the other.

    It's possible but not probable to run into a bad batch of blades.


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