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What blades do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Victor, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Would the blades that come with the micro mulch system fit into this category? I use the micro mulch system in the fall and side discharge the rest of the time.

    I tried gators on top and hi-lifts on the bottom last spring and didn't notice much of a difference, so I scratched the idea of doubles. I'm always up for a way to decrease double cutting lawns. I'm running a lazer w/ 25 horse kohler.
  2. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I really appreciate all of the great info. I'm gonna experiment with the ideas you mentioned.

  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    GOOD LUCK Victor!:D :D
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    my lazer cuts well with doubles. i run singles on normal spring
    and summer grass and find that the cut is just as good, w less wk and less noise. i mulch with open chute, so if discharge is a problem and its not too wet, ill run highlifts and gators.
    really just depends on conditions.for max vac a set of mulchers and high lifts,creates a super vac. but this can be bad for soil ,if the turf is not thick enough.i once sucked a metal meter cover
    plate ,into my blades.:D :) not a good day.
  5. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We run double gators on our Exmark Metro. One of our mowers is an ancient John Deere 48", which has such a gorgeous cut with single gators that we don't run doubles on it.

    I ran an Exmark Lazer awhile back that cut great with the stock hi-lift blades.

    As was mentioned, you are simply going to have to experiment with your own machine, and also your cutting methods and types of lawns.
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    On vacation.

    Part of my contracts with my customers state that unless there is excessive storm damage I do no work on their properties during January and February, so I've been vacationing.

    Finally got some time on my hands after spring cleanups, fertilization schedules and estimating some new accounts. So I'm back to Lawnsite.

    Good to be back. I was driving down the road the other day and I smelled that fresh cut grass smell! I was amazed, cuz I have cut a few yards already this season myself, I guess I just did not notice that smell. It was really good to smell that grass.

    I'm ready for a good and profitible season, it's been a long winter.

    God bless everybody.

    Keep those blades sharp.
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    You To Green Pastures.

    The Lord Is My Shepard and double high lifts Is all I Want!

  8. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    I use raptors, have had the best cut with them. Tried Gators and wasn't to impressed..

    Lou :cool:

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