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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
i recently put gator mulching blades on my exmark 52" lazer z, and it seens to be using more gas then usual is this normal?
 
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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
turf. what r u talking bout
 

Wells

LawnSite Member
Location
SLC UT
I have Gator Mulching Blades on all of my mowers and i've never noticed a increase in fuel comsumption. All mowers seem to use the same amount of fuel with a regular blade versus a mulching blade.

Now if you were mulching wet grass and it started bogging down your machine then I could see why your mower would be using more fuel but otherwise it just doesn't make sense that a mulching blade would make a noticable difference in fuel consumption.
 

TURF DOCTOR

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
BEREA KY
Just kidding around,back to the question mabye it will use more fuel we run high lifts.
 

Lawn-Scapes

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Maryland
I could see it using a little more gas because... more grass would be staying under the deck, getting chopped up by the gators, instead of just spitting it out like high lifts.
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
exmark72 said:
i recently put gator mulching blades on my exmark 52" lazer z, and it seens to be using more gas then usual is this normal?
How much more? is it noticable from lawn to lawn of only at the end of the day?
 
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exmark72

LawnSite Member
Location
jackson nj
older. its from lawn to lawn. maybe i need to clean the air filter or something.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
That could be. Could it also be that they are the heavier and/or wider blades, as well?
 
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