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I have been reading about the double blade idea for a few weeks on this site and I decided I would try it. I have an Exmark 23 Kaw Lazer Z HP 52 inch with double high lift blades. Since installing them, I have noticed:

Beter cut
Not having to run over twice to spread clippings, even in thick tall grass.
The clippings fan out better but also blow out another couple feet.
I am going try high lift and Gators on my 48 inch lazer and see how that works.

Just wanted to let you all know that I have had sucess with this set up.

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When we tried doubles on our 23Kawi Stander, the spindles struggled at first to start up and that was the end of that idea. Glad to see it's working out for you!

-Mark Wood
 

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WoodBrothersLC said:
When we tried doubles on our 23Kawi Stander, the spindles struggled at first to start up and that was the end of that idea. Glad to see it's working out for you!

-Mark Wood
I run doubles all the time with my standers. They really do cut better. The start up is a little harder. But once it gets going (10 seconds) they work just fine.
 

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I've been reading that a lot of guys like running doubles. I'd like to try it.
I have an old Ferris 36" HydroWalk with a 13HP Kaw. Do you think it would be too much of a load. I forgot, it also drags my 200LB butt around on a sulky.
 

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this is so funny.....

i have been reading for awhile about double, and just installed gators over high lifts a week ago. I was also going to start a thread listing my experience...and i have a 44" lazer HP...

anyway, i noticed the better (smaller) clippings. Other than that, i still dont see stripes. Blowing the grass off the cement is better/easier. i think the cut is a LITTLE better...but hard to tell.

I am amazed that the doubles do not create too much turbulance to disrupt the grass and causing it to miss grass without it being cut.

all i got to say is...."I can't wait for the leaf season when i will put gators over gators and start chewing up leaves"...

i was considering meg-mo's, but i think i will be just fine. :blob3:
 

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Forgive a newbies question, but when you are running these "double" blades" are they regular gators or hi-lifts just stacked on each other or are their special manufactured doubles? if they are just stacked do you need an adaptor of some type to keep them in a 90 degree angle from each other?
 

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Hey Knoma,

Welcome to the site. If you search doubles you will find tons of info on them. Many guys here have different combos that seem to work best for them.

I run gators over my regular Scag High Lift blades on my Scag w/b. I don't have any adapter. I just eye the blades and tighten them so that they are at a 90 degree angle. So far I haven't had them turn on me. I tighten them real tight and it seems to work well for me.
 

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Believe it or not, if you mount two blades one on top of the other and tighten the bolt real tight, (just like you would normally do) the blades will stay in a cross pattern.

I'm sure if you hit something real hard it will probably shift the blades and they will have to be adjusted accordingly.
 

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RobH said:
Believe it or not, if you mount two blades one on top of the other and tighten the bolt real tight, (just like you would normally do) the blades will stay in a cross pattern.

I'm sure if you hit something real hard it will probably shift the blades and they will have to be adjusted accordingly.
they would not turn even if you hit a rock. if you keep hitting it, it might, but it would be hard to turn them.

Dixie chopper makes a bracket that keeps the blades in perfect 90 degree angle. i eye ball mine.

exmark makes anti blow out baffle kit....after i put it on, i am loving life. cost only $30.
 

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I run doubles a lot. My guy hit something and it did move the blades together. Ones that happens the bolt tightens up even more then when you tightened it. The angle of the blades squish against each other....and the bolt. Good luck getting the bolt out then. I had a breaker bar about 4 foot long to get those blades off.

My clutch prematurely wore out, and I just replaced it. I'm not sure if it was do to running doubles or just my guys ( and my self on occasion) hitting things.

I do like the massive amount of wind that comes out of the deck. Plus the clippings are smaller. We don't have to double cut the yard as much.
 
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