question on doubles

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gumper48, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. gumper48

    gumper48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    when you guys talk about using double blades-
    are you saying that there is two blades put on one spindle?
    what about if you hit someting and one blade is pushed upon the other? (stacked together)
    do you get a better cut with two?
    i could use a better cut especially in this high bahia.
    am using an exmark xs 60" side discharge.

    thanks for any input
  2. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Eventually you will hit something and stack the blades. Ones that happens the bolt holding the blades on practically welds it self into place. I needed a breaker bar the size of a telephone pole and snapped a wrench getting my stacked blades off. I also bent the spindle.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I spoke to my dealer about this as lawnsite was the first place I'd ever heard of it and he said he wouldn't recommend it (due to spindle stress).
    After all, if the mfg thought it was such a great idea, why don't they make them like that from the factory?
  4. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Dixie chopper has a kit to run doubles.
  5. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    i run double bles all the time lower high lift top gator blades on botoom

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