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#1 RI LANDLORD 2012 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:55 PM

I have never read that there is a certain orientation for mower blades in a mower deck. Should they all be facing the same way? Should the center blade be a right angles to the outboard blades? Does it not matter at all? If the blades are at random angles to each other, will they still toss the clippings out toward the discharge side of the deck? Is there any timing at all between them?

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:57 PM

If its a 2 blade deck with a cogged belt they will be timed if it's 3 blade deck with 1 blade in the front it doesn't matter.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:02 PM

If its a 2 blade deck with a cogged belt they will be timed if it's 3 blade deck with 1 blade in the front it doesn't matter.


I did not know that, can you explain a little more?

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Unless the deck is a timed deck where the blades have to be perpendicular to one another, it does not matter what position the blades are in. The are supposed to spin at the same speed, so no it does not matter if they are all lined up.

I have a Dixie Chopper that I mow with, I run an X blade set up. Dixie Chopper patented this blade design with help from a good customer of theirs.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Decks like the 38" for the Cub Cadet Orginal had 2 blades that were side by side, the pullies were cogged and they used a cogged belt. The blade are lined up 90* apart so they don't hit each other.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Thanks guys, I wasn't sure about this. Actually, I 've never thought about it. I am getting ready to install the blade drive belt on my rebuilt deck.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 09:50 PM

Thanks guys, I wasn't sure about this. Actually, I 've never thought about it. I am getting ready to install the blade drive belt on my rebuilt deck.

Glad you got the help you needed. I saw you were from RI and decided to stop in. :wave:

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 04:56 AM

I the blades can't touch each other when they spin,then it doesn't matter which way you put them on.




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