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View Full Version : JD 717A + mulch kit + Gator Blades= best cut yet


nick21
10-04-2008, 07:20 AM
I bought these blades online from Four Brothers Ford in Texas. They actually have an online name which I don't remember. They are Gator mulching blades with the three wings. They are actually made by Oregon.
After not cutting for almost two weeks due to rain with thick fescue the cut was incredible. I knew I would have to cut twice so I was going pretty fast and I was amazed at how good the first cut was. I can't wait to use them in a more normal situation.
If I can cut at a pretty high speed,mulch and not have to double cut with great results I might stop thinking about a new mower. I might like a bigger deck and bigger engine but I don't really think I want a heavier unit or a ROP bar. I also have some tight spots so I am not thinking about something too big anyway. Otherwise I would be trying to talk the wife into a big Lazer or 997 Diesel.

robbo521
10-05-2008, 12:17 AM
sure would like to know more on the blades.i have the same mower with mulch kit.

DuallyVette
10-05-2008, 12:27 AM
what deck size?

robbo521
10-05-2008, 12:35 AM
its a 48.the deere blades do good but want to try maybe something little better.

nick21
10-05-2008, 02:01 AM
Mine is a 48 as well. I will try to post the info tomorrow. I think the manufacturers website is www.oregonchain.com .
I can't wait to try them in better conditions

nick21
10-05-2008, 08:43 AM
The blades are oregon mulching magnum part number 90-470. This was a replacement part for 96-770 which the receipt says is temporarily unavailable.
the receipt says Magneto Power 800-248-4016 even though I found them by a generic named website mower parts or blades or something. They also sent me part number 91-079 which is the oregon version of the factory mulch blades and they look to be an identical replacement but maybe sharper.
If that number won't let you order let me know. I have the website at my office.

lawns Etc
10-05-2008, 08:54 PM
Four brothers is Mowpart.com I believe