View Full Version : Installing gator blades

09-16-2006, 05:06 AM
I just purchased a new 60" Z with the XR7 deck. It came standard with the fusion blades but I was thinking about changing them out for the gator blades so that I might get a finer cut. My question is can I just swap the blades out blade for blade or will I need to make other changes?

09-19-2006, 10:00 AM
We do not offer Gator blades, so I cant know what you would need to do.
If you find the right size, dimension and style blade you would just need to bolt it on.


tn mac
09-19-2006, 10:05 PM
Yes you can swap them blade for blade and if you are like me , you will be getting a much better cut with the gators. the fusions just dont work on our fast growing southern turf, they dont cut it up into small enough pieces. I still cant believe they tested the fusion blades in any place but florida. and florida doesnt have bermuda and zoysia.

09-21-2006, 02:04 PM
Thanks, I should be getting them in this week. I will definitely put them on and give it a try. I like the fusions for mowing my extra 2.5 acres but for the yard they just don't cut it up fine enough. Thanks again.

09-23-2006, 05:31 PM
Where did you purchase the gator blades? What is the part#? Thanks for the help.

09-24-2006, 02:08 PM
I bought them from mowproducts.com. The part # is 90-959. If you click on lawn mower blades then gator blades then hustler/excel it will pull them up. Great price on them too.

10-12-2006, 06:18 AM
Here is the link at Mowproducts.com:

60" Gator Blade (http://www.mowproducts.com/lawn-mower-parts/gator-mulcher-blade-excel-20-1.html)

10-13-2006, 10:00 PM
Be careful...those Gators are probably for the old deck and are not meant for the XR-7. If they are not flat...I would be cautious.