Question on blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrisvinky, May 8, 2008.

  1. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I am picking up my new Grasshopper 727 in the morning.:cool2: A buddy of mine has a Dixie Chopper and swears by the x blades. He says that it makes a much cleaner cut.

    Has anyone ever run x blades on a grasshopper? What are the best blades for this time of year? I want to keep a couple of extra sets to change out.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    I have used them on my Grasshoppers, but only in dry weather and on southern-type grasses. I used two medium lift blades on each spindle. You will need to buy longer blade bolts if you do this. Buy them 1/4" longer than the standard blade bolt. Engage PTO with throttle at low idle. Disengage PTO with throttle at low idle also.

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