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Oneman2mowers
03-18-2007, 10:03 PM
Where can I find the toughest blades on the market? I think due mainly to the length of the blades I am replacing them as often as every 10 hours because I bend them on rocks in customers' yards. The ones my dealer sells are .203" thickness so I am wondering if some are better than others and if there are other thicknesses available.

JTF40
03-18-2007, 10:21 PM
Where can I find the toughest blades on the market? I think due mainly to the length of the blades I am replacing them as often as every 10 hours because I bend them on rocks in customers' yards. The ones my dealer sells are .203" thickness so I am wondering if some are better than others and if there are other thicknesses available.

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cantoo
03-18-2007, 10:54 PM
Might want to consider a stone picker too.

rodfather
03-19-2007, 09:13 AM
I have 5 72" machines. Although they will scalp and nick up more than our 61's and 52's, we have only bent a few in the past 14 years. The atomics on our Toros are very thick and we only use OEM's on our Ferris machines. I suggest raising your deck up some.

Meg-Mo
03-19-2007, 09:21 AM
The MEG MO will help you a lot as the knives are free to fold back so to help avoid the problems you have with the blades you have used for years.

Oneman2mowers
03-19-2007, 07:28 PM
do you think that system costs enough?

gene gls
03-19-2007, 08:19 PM
Where can I find the toughest blades on the market? I think due mainly to the length of the blades I am replacing them as often as every 10 hours because I bend them on rocks in customers' yards. The ones my dealer sells are .203" thickness so I am wondering if some are better than others and if there are other thicknesses available.

If you are hitting rocks, it doesn't matter how thick the blades are, they will still be ruined.