Tip speed

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-10-18, 05:25 AM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 8
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thumbs up Tip speed

I have a 54" Poulan riding mower which I have come to love( Strangelove syndrome) my question is , can I speed up the blades 10%? It doesn't seem to have the cutting ability of the Zero turns( it does have a reinforced deck)
 
  #2  
Old 11-10-18, 07:30 AM
J
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4,854
Received 83 Votes on 78 Posts
I'd try changing the blades to Gator style blades before I'd be messing with the drive system.
Any OEM blade I've ever seen was the cheapest one they could find.
You can go on this website to find out which one you need, try to find the part# for the G6 blade.
It's thicker and has a much harder cutting edge.
OregonŽ Replacement Lawnmower Blade Search
Once I have the part # I order them from Agri Supply or Ebay.
 
  #3  
Old 11-10-18, 09:00 AM
F
Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 485
Received 28 Votes on 21 Posts
+1 on the Gator-style blades. Among other benefits, they are heavier and the added mass means the blades don't slow down so much when they meet resistance (i.e., grass).
 
  #4  
Old 11-10-18, 09:41 AM
S
Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 685
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
I also use gator blades, they chop the grass into smaller pieces, and quoting them "they bag more". The design also throughs the grass further in my case into the bag. I also use accelerators which helps throw also and helps to pick up acorns, which is a big help.
Sid
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: