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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Aug 1, 2004.
Seems like alot of folks use em all the time, is there any time you shouldn't?
on dirt lots, for one
fall clean up's, and when bagging.
I use highlifts till the fall. I switch over to low lifts to keep the front blow-out to a minimum, when collecting leaves with my Exmark UltraVac.
I hardly ever use them.
Try exmarks mulchers with the anti blow-out baffel.
High lifts until the leaves start dropping...then it's double Gators till the end.
One thing I have noticed switching back to low lifts is that I use a whole lot less fuel. Also, I am able to turn on the blades at idle where high lifts will kill the engine. I only use high lifts when the grass is real tall in the spring and I may switch to them this week with all the rain. Really don't like them much anymore plus they are are LOUD.
Use highlift all the time, except as noted in the fall use double Gators when dealing with leaves.
Considering how fast mowers go these days, I would think medium and especially low lift blades wouldn't work well. Up until the early '80s, most mowers used medium (sometimes low) lift blades. Riders weren't that common, most everybody used walkbehinds.