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Old 11-20-2023, 10:05 PM
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Default Adding high lift wings to mower blade

New Craftsman 30" mower with bagger came with a 3 in 1 mulching blade. Had to go over grass and leaves 3 times before it was clean... left behind small sticks, along with deer and bear poop. Had to clean out chute after every pass. (One-size-fits-all socks never worked for me, either.) Learned that a high lift blade is not available. Snapper used to provide bolt-on wings to increase lift for bagging. I added my own lift wings to 3 in 1 blade... turned it into a 4 in 1 blade. Now, the unit sucks up everything on the first pass, including grass, leaves, sticks, and deer and bear poop. Chute remains clear, even when bags are topped out... yeah! Happy camper. I like things that work.
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Old 11-20-2023, 10:15 PM
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Now you can take the bagger off and use it for a snow blower.
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Old 11-20-2023, 10:51 PM
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Now you can take the bagger off and use it for a snow blower.
Yah, but then I would have to paint it to keep it from rusting... and, I've got 3 snow blowers.
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hope that blade is weldable and doesn’t develop a crack and fly off.
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Old 11-22-2023, 03:41 AM
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hope that blade is weldable and doesn’t develop a crack and fly off.
Have you, ever, known of a welded blade that cracked, and flew off? If you have, would you please cite the source of the occurrence? Thanks!

I'm planning to perform destructive testing on the welded blade. I'll report back at the end of next summer's mowing season.
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