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I put double standard bobcat blabes on for the first time a couple of days ago. They cut very well but i got covered with grass. The grass was comming over the front of the mower. Should i go with a gator and a standard blade or two gators. The mower is a Bobcat walk behind 48'' cut 15 HP.
 

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Deck pitch is the slant from the drive wheels to the castor wheels. I believe the correct pitch should be about 1/2 inch. This means the front of the deck should be lower by that amount.

My 48 Scag has blow-out when I run doubles. I have found that it is minimized by running the following combination.

On the left side (non discharge) I put a standard blade on the bottom and Gator on the top. Same for the middle spindle. Then on the discharge side spindle I put a super-highlift and a Gator. For me- this combination really shreds the leaves, doesn't cause TOO much blow-out and the super high lift blade really disperses the clippings very nicely.

I think the "reverse" Gator they are referring to is a blade sold by J-Thomas. The Gators are slanted one way at a 45 degree angle but I think J-Tomas blades are twisted the other way. I don't know if it makes a difference- I have never run the TRUE Gator blades.
 

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Originally posted by subdube
I put double standard bobcat blabes on for the first time a couple of days ago. They cut very well but i got covered with grass. The grass was comming over the front of the mower. Should i go with a gator and a standard blade or two gators. The mower is a Bobcat walk behind 48'' cut 15 HP.
Both my Bobcats were pretty bad with blowout running doubles. In the summer I really got covered with dirt. As I remember the Gators weren't to bad. You can also try low lift blades.
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I am running doubles and have thet same problem with my metro hp. It has the exmark mulch blades on the top an the high lifts on the bottom. I know you guys will probably tell me to run some gators but I would like to here some other options.
 

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Try the MEG MO blades and have one blade that does a good job with out all that blow out and cut the grass up finer and stays sharp longer. Swing back when you hit something. I no none has every hit anything.
 

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On my GDane Surfer I am running medium lifts on bottom and regular Gators on top with great results. I get plenty of vacuum (more than with single superhighlifts) without enough to cause much blowout and chops everything up MUCH better than the singles while dispersing it almost as far. I am gonna' try that trick with a high lift on the discharge side but I have to find a high lift that is the standard thickness first; all of my highlifts are .240 which I won't run w/ doubles.
 

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I have an Exmark Lazer Z 54" 27 HP Kohler. I have checked out the Meg-Mo site but am uncertain to invest this kind of money without any referrals. Has anyone used them under commercial circumstances? Do these blades stand up as well to commercial cutting as the Exmark replacements? I cut some fairly rough areas with roots etc.. Would like some comments from folks with experience with Meg-Mo blades.
 

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Originally posted by subdube
Switchless are you still running doubles and if so are they both gators.
I sold both Bobcats, and I'm running Hustler WB's. No blowout on them. I ended up going back to singles on the Bobcats though.
 

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As I said before I ran standard bobcat blades as doubles but had to much blow out but they cut really good better than singles. Today i tried standard with gator. I still had blow out but the cut was much worse. Did not like the combination. Any other ideas?
 
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