Side discharging with high lifts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcwlandscaping, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is it ok to do that? Will the regular low lift blades discharge better?
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    high lifts discharge better.

    I can't figure out what regular low (standard) lift blades are good for.

    GEO :)
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    GEO, I believe it is related to turf areas that have evidence of sand in it.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Sand, tall weeds and very small tight areas.

    John
     
  5. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    That or areas that have thin turf and a dry environment. High lifts cause one hell of a dust cloud on those properties.
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    sand? tall weeds? dry environment? tight areas?

    OMG! who can mow under those conditions!!! :eek:

    GEO :waving:
     
  7. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    It's definately better to use hi lifts side discharging in most conditions. We tend to have problems with the standard lift blades not sucking up the grass that the front wheels mash down.
     
  8. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    running doubles on a low hp mower gators over standard lift
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Florida, Oklahoma:waving:
     
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    thanks, i won't bother sharpening all the free sets of regular blades my dealer gave me. How would high lifts compare to magnum gators in mulch kit and side discharge situations?
     

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