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Using double blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. ok in the earlier thread I tried double blades

    today it rained in the morning and lost 5 hrs cutting time.
    we where at the shop and I desided to put doubles on all mower
    I used Gators on top and high lifts on bottom

    mowed for a couple of hrs and didn't notice a real big differance.
    then got to a yard that was a little tall.
    I was using an Exmark Lazer 60"EPS.
    a Foot tall Zoysia and Fescue.
    went to cut the front. (we mow it at 2" all Zoysia) didn't look to tall
    mowed it. got a lot of laying grass. mowed it again. no laying grass
    saw a little diff. with 2 blade

    got to the back, in the foot tall wet grass. Zoysia and Fescue
    we mow it at 3 1/2". cut it the first time. lots and lots of laying grass but NO CLUMPS! just what I was looking for

    went over it a second time. finished and looked back to check and see if I had to mow it again.
    and to my suprise I did not have to mow it again. most of the time we have to cut the back 3 times to get rid of the laying grass and it's not a foot tall

    the other thing I noticed about the doubles is that the mower doesn't winrow
    most of the time I have to recut the lawns because the mower winrowed the lawn. No matter how sharp the blades are

    although there is a lot more blowout of the front of the mower
    I though it did vary well

    with all the added noise and fuel usage I AM SOLD ON DOUBLES


    the LAWNGODFATHER :blob3:

    P.S. I should have tried this earlier this spring would have save boocoo bucks on labor

    they will come off when the grass slows down
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    this shows you are a thinking man not just a man who knows it all.youll have fun playin with the various blades for different conditions.today im going with mulcher on top and med lift
    on bottom. getting dusty out there again.later now
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    wouldnt you know,opened the door to rain.oh well so much for the guess what blade to use ,part of the day.
  4. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Yeah sit back relax and enjoy the rain. Just dont get to far behind.

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