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How often do you sharpen your rideing mower blades? This hit me today when moweing neighbor yard I havent sharpen them in 3 or 4 years.. ;)
 

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Once a month, on the lawn tractor, then at the end of the season when I take the deck off, I also do the trim mower. I like my blades sharp. ;)
I can cut at three quarters, rather than half speed with sharp blades, on the tractor. That cuts an hour off my mowing time, and still gets a good smooth cut.
Can't seem to get the push mower to go any faster though. :? :roll: Did I mention that I mow four acres weekly with my lawn tractor ?
The bush hog gets sharpened at the end of every season, when I put it away for the winter. And/or, when I try to get too close backing up, and hit a rock. ;)
 

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I have 3 sets of blades for the riding lawn mower and 2 blades for the push mower. That way I can change them out every other week and sharpen them (with a file) when I get the time or on rainy days.
One push mower blade cost more than 3 riding mower blades together.

:D Al
 

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I bought a set of mulching blades last year for our lawn tractor. I was suprised when I took them out of the package. They weren't sharp at all. To my suprise they do a great job mowing. I'm still scratching my head. I've always sharpened blades.
 

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Start of the season on the big 60" belly mower, on the push mower start of the season and about half way through.

The tractor at the church gets it about once every 6-8 weeks, we mow about 8 acres, seven months or more a year.
 

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I sharpen them sometimes.
 

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I dont sharpen them. I have so much to cut, and some of it is dirt, so they wear out in a season. Plus, my deck is so hard to take out, cause its heavy, and I have no way to lift the mower itself, if Im going through all the work to take it out, Im changing them to be on the safe side!
 
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