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 07-02-2000, 09:04 Post: 17616
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Would like some opinions about blade types for finish mowers.I have heard about setups from different people in the business around here.I use the stock blades and a dealer told me other won't make that much difference.Some guys use other blades like gator blades,mulching blades,and high lift.One fellow even said he uses regular blades except he uses a high lift for the outer blade.I,m going to buy new sets of blades soon so any info would be of help.Thanks!






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RegL, I know there are lots of other blades out there, but I use just the original equipment blades on the Bush Hog finish mower and am very happy with them. When I was mowing the yard with a Cub Cadet riding mower, I let a slick talking salesman sell me a set of Gator blades. Now maybe some of you have used and like them, but I considered them an expensive joke; not nearly as good as the original blades, which I went back to.






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I am of the opposite mind on this. I use and really like the Gators. I started using them on my pushmowers only. I found that you could mow twice as much before the bag was full in grass only, they really shine when the leaves come off the trees. I would use a side chute to blow them in the middle the catch them, at least 4 times more in the bag. I could not get them for my 72 inch Deeres so I got the closest length (1/16" less than OEM) and drilled the center hole to match. I think that they do a better job of mulching the grass because I no longer have to disperse piles after the grass is long. Saves me time. Thats my 2 cents.






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turfman, that sounds like the same sales pitch that got my money; just what the salesman told me. My brother-in-law and another neighbor also bought them. My brother-in-law says they're "all right; not bad" and the other neighbor feels the same as I do; I won't be back at that dealer for anything ever again. I figure he got me once, but never again. Maybe those blades work on some types of mower designs and not others.






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