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Have any of you tried this? If so, how did it work for you? I have a scag tt, 25 kohler. I using run doulbe blades on all three spindles. Gators on top with high lifts on bottom. Last week getting ready for spring, I was sharpening blades and such. Scags' factory blades are heavy and are close to weight of double blade setup. The factory blades are wide. Ok, Now I am trying high lift on left and middles spindles with factory blade. On spindle by chute, I am running doubles. Gator over High lift. Anyone ever mow with this and results. Thanks
 

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the weight may be the same, but the air flow with the different blade setup could make for other problems
 

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The Gator is good for mulching. It just does not cut as clean as high lift. By putting double before opening, hoping to minimize springs growth clippings. Not having to cut twice.
 

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The first thing that pops into mind is are all blades at an equal height of cut? Unless the blades are not of equal thickness, your double set up by the chute will be cutting lower.
 

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How could they POSSIBLY be at equal height when installed. They may LOOK like equal height, but you're going to get streaking. There are only two different thicknesses of blades for this size of mower, - and two of the smaller ones do NOT equal the thickness of a thicker one. Beyond that, the use of Gators in the spring (in all of my experience), is that they are a hinderance. They cause clotting. The grass, as it's wet, tends to clot into little balls as it disburses. You can't always see it upon the cut when it's done, but you sure notice it when it dries.
 

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Joe, I also have spacer which keeps blades in x pattern, which equal them out to the others. I use the spacer that dixie chopper sales for their mowers. It fits the scag and hold blades together better. It is safer than just tightening down on them...IMO. Yes, I have seen that same problem with gators when I run them by themselves when wet. I not seen it when run with doubles. Even after it dries have not seen that.
 

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Now< that would work. If you have a spacer(s) that are the same thickness as your top blade, and shim the two other blades that you are just running single on, then that would be the same. As far as the Gators go, unfortunately, it seeed that I got goo no matter if they were on doubles or not, when I used them. Like I said though, this was in the growing season, and the grass was rather wet and tough.
 

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I run std high lifts on my SCAG on the center and trim side spindle, with a "Wide" high lift on the discharge. The wide hi-lift has a bigger foil, and really disperses the clippings well..... also creates a HUGE amount of vacuum on the trim side.
I have the "old" style deck.. not the Advantage.
 

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Guys, I usd the set up today. It worked out well. All blades at equal height. The clippings coming out were tiny after running through doubles at end. Had no problems using this set up today. I will run it for awhile and see if any occur. Next I will try
the set up Navig8r mentioned. Have a good day.
 
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