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pedro
03-26-2008, 07:55 AM
I have looked at mowparts, but there is another place that gets mentioned on here alot that I cant remember. Search on parts but did not find the vendor. Thanks.

Bigdog9501
03-26-2008, 08:17 AM
Texas Mower Parts. They have a link over on the right side of the page. Travis is great to work with and they have great prices. Thats where I buy my stuff and will be placing another order soon.

Meg-Mo
03-26-2008, 09:52 AM
Try the MEG MO blades.

Roger
03-26-2008, 09:58 AM
Power Equipment Warehouse, a sponsor of LS, has an icon at the top of the page. They have been great in getting my supplies of blades, filters, and other parts for a long time. Service has always good good, and shipment easy and quick.

1-800-769-3741, ask for Lisa or Diana.

lawnbutch
03-26-2008, 10:17 AM
www.mowpart.com have better prices than all the rest mentioned here for the parts I have to order. Some of them don't carry the parts I need and if they do they are higher priced. Shop and compare!!!

pedro
03-26-2008, 10:27 AM
Thanks I will look at those. The one I am thinking of had a dash in the name.

tb8100
03-26-2008, 10:52 AM
You should buy from an independent dealer. Build up a relationship with them. It pays off in the end.

pedro
03-26-2008, 10:56 AM
I do buy from an independent dealer but I pay more than twice the price. I am part time and small I need to save money on the blades, it is my biggest purchase other than oil and gas.

lawnwizards
03-26-2008, 12:32 PM
j. thomas.

PEVO
03-26-2008, 12:48 PM
Another vote for Tx mower parts...excellent service & prices!

kleankutslawn
03-26-2008, 12:52 PM
i like building relationships with my local dealers.

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
03-26-2008, 12:52 PM
You should buy from an independent dealer. Build up a relationship with them. It pays off in the end.
My dealers are the pitz........*trucewhiteflag*

pedro
03-26-2008, 12:59 PM
j-thomas was the one i was looking for.

ProStreetCamaro
03-26-2008, 02:36 PM
I wont use anything but OEM factory blades. I have found they cut better than cheap aftermarket blades and they stay sharp longer also.

Let me ask you guys this. What is the 1 most important aspect of your mower when you are cutting?

THE BLADES! So why skimp on them? With our dedicated blade grinder we only go through 1 set of blades a year anyway so why get the cheap junk?

deereequipment
03-26-2008, 04:22 PM
J-thomas has a decent selection, adn if you order enough, you can get free freight.

Also, Hoyt, amsoil (dealer here on lawnsite) has pretty good prices on Oregon blades.
I bought some hard to find aftermarket blades from him. With freight, it was still cheaper than OEM.

DLCS
03-26-2008, 04:28 PM
I wont use anything but OEM factory blades. I have found they cut better than cheap aftermarket blades and they stay sharp longer also.

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Same here. I know on the 7 Iron decks, cut quality drops off quite a bit if you run anything but OEM blades. Online stores say they are made to OEM spec but thats not true.

deereequipment
03-26-2008, 06:40 PM
Same here. I know on the 7 Iron decks, cut quality drops off quite a bit if you run anything but OEM blades. Online stores say they are made to OEM spec but thats not true.

Ex-Deere parts mananger here.
I buy aftermarket.
You think OEM is better, then keeping paying Deere's prices.

DLCS
03-26-2008, 07:14 PM
Ex-Deere parts mananger here.
I buy aftermarket.
You think OEM is better, then keeping paying Deere's prices.

:rolleyes:
Your entitled to your own opinion. But I have been using the 7 iron decks since 2002 and from my expiriences, the generic blades don't cut it. The OEM blades will outlast 4 sets of the cheap after market blades. So, in other words JD blades are actually cheaper.

jsaunders
03-26-2008, 07:38 PM
Texas Mower Parts. They have a link over on the right side of the page. Travis is great to work with and they have great prices. Thats where I buy my stuff and will be placing another order soon.
X2 + they are a sponsor.

deereequipment
03-26-2008, 07:43 PM
:rolleyes:
Your entitled to your own opinion. But I have been using the 7 iron decks since 2002 and from my expiriences, the generic blades don't cut it. The OEM blades will outlast 4 sets of the cheap after market blades. So, in other words JD blades are actually cheaper.

we all have opinions. I just know a few more details about Mr. John Deere than you do. I'm not getting into it, but there's a reason I buy as much after market as I can.
I've run OEM's, and aftermarket. My experiences are different than your's.
Keep them all sharp, they all cut equally. Sharpen them as often as I do, I've got a pretty good feel how fast I go through the metal on those blades.
I'm sure there are cheap after market blades out there too, but what I use, I've had pretty good luck with, better and cheaper than Deere.

DLCS
03-26-2008, 08:11 PM
I just know a few more details about Mr. John Deere than you do. .


Why because you say that you are a ex parts guy and you assume that I'm a blind customer of Deere? Be careful what you assume.

lawnbutch
03-26-2008, 08:24 PM
Another vote for Tx mower parts...excellent service & prices!

Like I said before, their prices are higher than mowpart.

andy_ldr
03-26-2008, 08:34 PM
check mowmore.com free shipping on orders over $250

Texas Mower Parts
03-26-2008, 09:00 PM
Lawnbutch...
Are you sure your looking at my site. Mowparts prices are fairly higher than mine even with their 10% promotion. Anybody else want to check? Also, my shipping is a flat $9.95 per order.
www.mowpart.com
www.texasmowerparts.com

Texas Mower Parts
03-26-2008, 09:02 PM
Lets compare apples to apples...

http://www.texasmowerparts.com/catalog/products.asp?ds=DETAILED&category_id=43&group_id=6&section_id=8

http://www.mowpart.com/lawn-mower-blades-scag-blades-c-788_38_205.html

TJLANDS
03-26-2008, 09:10 PM
On Average, I save 35%-40% on parts and supplies on line. Sometimes more.
Belts, blades, WW string Etc etc etc etc.
If you dont use them Start. Try them all they have all been mentioned.
Your local dealer is a must have for some repairs but never parts.
Blades..there are great blades out there. If you think you have to buy manufactures blades, go ahead. The only OEM blades I have ever used are the ones that come on the mowers. Saving money is everything.
My favorite example Walker PTO belt $47-49 from a dealer 30 on line
same belt. I go thru at least a dozen a year.

lawnbutch
03-26-2008, 11:21 PM
Lets compare apples to apples...

http://www.texasmowerparts.com/catalog/products.asp?ds=DETAILED&category_id=43&group_id=6&section_id=8

http://www.mowpart.com/lawn-mower-blades-scag-blades-c-788_38_205.html

O.K. I stand corrected on the blades and trimmer line we use, your price is less than theirs, BUT can you get us Ariens parts for the 911 series 21" mowers with the Kawi engine that have oil filters? Do you have or can you get Billy Goat parts? Thanks

J&R Landscaping
03-27-2008, 09:22 AM
I buy all my blades and most of my parts from either 1 or 2 dealers. The OEM blades for my Bobcat mowers I get at a fair price and they cut better then the aftermarket baldes. For my Exmark mower, I typically run the gator blades on them and I bought a bunch of them online for dirt cheap.

Eclipse
03-27-2008, 10:33 AM
I wont use anything but OEM factory blades. I have found they cut better than cheap aftermarket blades and they stay sharp longer also.

Until last year I would have argued against this but now I absolutely agree.

I tried several different aftermarket blades and I thought they all were fine. Until last year I ended up with a set of OEM Toro blades and these stay sharp at least 2x as long as any other blade I have ever used. This year the only thing I will be running on my Exmarks is OEM Toro blades (my Exmark dealer does not stock many OEM blades, they sell mostly Oregon).

ProStreetCamaro
03-27-2008, 10:50 AM
Until last year I would have argued against this but now I absolutely agree.

I tried several different aftermarket blades and I thought they all were fine. Until last year I ended up with a set of OEM Toro blades and these stay sharp at least 2x as long as any other blade I have ever used. This year the only thing I will be running on my Exmarks is OEM Toro blades (my Exmark dealer does not stock many OEM blades, they sell mostly Oregon).


It was the oregon blades I had issues with. The quality of cut suffered and they didnt stay sharp very long. All of my machines except for the lazer use marbane blades which is a harder steel. They stay sharp 2X longer and they dont get nicks in the blades nearly as easily as the cheap oregon blades do. I found this out the hard way last year when we got a couple sets of the cheap blades. :cry:

pedro
03-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Thanks for everyone's input. I plan on having the cheap blades to put on while I sharpen the OEM blades.

tb8100
03-27-2008, 01:06 PM
prostreet, have you tried Oregon Fusion blades?

djlawn
03-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Silverstreak or Oregon are good places to buy blades from as well.

RD 12
03-27-2008, 01:19 PM
Mowmore.com is not that bad. Free shipping over 250.00

CFB
03-27-2008, 03:46 PM
Mowpart.com ....

Do they have an OEM# lookup? I cannot seem to find one.

mowerbrad
03-27-2008, 03:51 PM
Texas mower parts! They have great service and fast shipping. You will usually get your blades in just a few days.

chsmith700
03-28-2008, 12:35 AM
Mowpart.com ....

Do they have an OEM# lookup? I cannot seem to find one.

Yes sir, look on the right hand side where it says "Parts Look Up by Manufacturer"

CFB
03-28-2008, 01:11 AM
thank you sir. I looked on the site for a half hour and could not find it. Needs to be up top.

deereman
04-23-2008, 10:52 PM
Why isnt any body mentioning Landscaper Pro? We use them and have very good service. Just curious if I am missing something here.

N.H.BOY
04-28-2008, 04:26 PM
Neither one has helped me any...no blades for cub cadet TANKS:cry:

ProStreetCamaro
04-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Neither one has helped me any...no blades for cub cadet TANKS:cry:


Mowpart.com has them or check here


http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=Cub+cadet+Tank+blades&category0=

N.H.BOY
04-29-2008, 09:07 PM
[QUOTE=ProStreetCamaro;2295508]Mowpart.com has them or check here


NOPE They do not have ANY cub cadets blades. Checked five times already...:cry:

ProStreetCamaro
04-29-2008, 10:37 PM
[QUOTE=ProStreetCamaro;2295508]Mowpart.com has them or check here


NOPE They do not have ANY cub cadets blades. Checked five times already...:cry:



Really then whats this then?


Fits Manufacturers:
-Cub Cadet, (3) for 48" cut, Tank M48


Very first set of blades on this page

http://www.mowpart.com/lawn-mower-blades-cadet-blades-c-788_38_182.html?page=2



Then they have these

Fits Manufacturers:
-Cub Cadet, for 60" Tank


Scroll down this page some and you will find the ones for 60" Tank

http://www.mowpart.com/lawn-mower-blades-cadet-blades-c-788_38_182.html?page=4