Craftsman Mower Trouble
My 22" Briggs/Craftsman (250cc self propel front drive) mower died after 15 years of loyal service (cutting 1 acre per week for half those years) and so I decided to buy another Craftsman mower with Briggs motor.....boy I'm not enjoying this decision. My old mower could cut 8 inches of grass and mulch it down and leave no trace, this new mower cuts 1-1 1/2 inches of grass and leaves debris at the end of each line (when I turn). I sharpened the blade and it helped but I think the main issue is my blade is not a mulching blade but a "all purpose" type.
Here is my model/link to mower
I didn't think this would be an issue but this stupid mower has a "5 star hop" blade adapter....the issue is I cannot find a 22" mulching only blade and I cannot find a blade adapter to get away from it.
I want a basic no-gimic mulching blade OR a blade adapter that has the basic "3 holes" (example http://www.baileysonline.com/productImages/image.axd/i.OEP+91574/w.1000/h.1000/x._AZ/Oregon+20-1+2++Gator+Mulcher+G3+Mower+Blade+3+8++Center+Hole+%2891-574%29+for+Swisher+60++Deck_L.jpg
I want to stay away from those stupid "teethed" mulching blades as they are garbage and painful to sharpen (example http://www.toro.com/PublishingImages/TellingPageImages/cm_gm_atomicblades_s_lg.jpg)
Anyone have any advice on either subject? I've looked all over online and I cannot find a 22" mulching blade (no teeth) and I cannot seem to find a blade adapter that will work with my mower and not have the "5 star" design on it. Is there any kind of universal adapter that would work or perhaps a custom metal shop that could make a worth while blade? Thank you.
This post was edited by therian on Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 15:56