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.
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.
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.
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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