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best leaf mulching blade

Posted by wepaddle 6/7 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 14, 06 at 16:26

I have a Snapper hi vac that I'm using to mulch and pickup leaves. I run over the leaves with the mulch plate and a gator blade and then come back with the bagger setup and the same blade. It works pretty well leaving just a few fine leaf particles on the lawn. I find that this shreds the leaves finer then one pass with the bagger. I use the mulch in my garden and compost the rest. Is anyone else doing this with a different blade? Is there a mulching blade that works better at shredding the leaves? Would switching to a hi lift blade for the 2nd pass do a better job picking up the leaves? The setup works pretty well but I'm always interested in fine tuning.

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RE: best leaf mulching blade

It doesn't look like anyone is doing better than you. Doesn't seem like it is worth changing blades to me.
- Kris

RE: best leaf mulching blade

Snapper's NINJA blade works GREAT, though...EXPENSIVE.
There is also a blade called a GATOR BLADE, which works
quite well. They are supplied by Oregon Outdoor Parts
suppliers. Go to to find a Dealer near


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