HRX217HYA high lift blade?

ammodave

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My new HYA doesn't seem to have as much suction as my old HR215SXA (same deck height). Is there a higher lift blade available from Honda or an aftermarket supplier? I have magnolia trees in my lawn and the new mower doesn't pick them up very well.
 

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I've used my new mower 3 times now and it definitely doesn't pick up my magnolia leaves as well as my old single blade Honda. Is there anything to be gained by going to a single blade and discarding the upper blade? I never mulch; just bag everything. If I remove the upper blade, do I need to install a spacer to keep the blade bolts from bottoming out before they secure the single lower blade?
 

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You won't gain any lift from removing the top blade. These hondas are really made to mulch. I've tried the remove top blade i did not install a spacer and had no problems but gained nothing :(
 

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That's discouraging. I really like this mower but would prefer a little more suction. Surely someone sells an aftermarket blade to address this issue.
 

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I have had no luck finding aftermarket blades for hondas :( best advise is keep blades Sharp, deck clean, and bag clean
 

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I mounted a Oregon 90-651 GATOR Blade on my HRX217. Just one blade. It is not listed for my machine, but it works fantastic.
I am using it to bag. It lifts the grass better and the bag is fuller .
 
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