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09-16-2002, 11:48 AM
hey guys, i currently have a bobcat 48" wb with oem blades on it and I am looking to buy a set of mulching blades or high lift, gators maybe, I am not reallly sure what the diffrerence is on them, what are u guys using?? I saw somebody a few weeks ago talk about the blades on this site[URL=http://www.rcpw.com]

09-16-2002, 11:50 AM
please help!!!, any info would help!!
thank you

09-16-2002, 12:19 PM
I use hi-lift blades majority of the time on my lazer and walkbehind. Gator blades have "teeth" that throw the clippings inward to be chopped up more. Hi-lifts will lift the grass up to give a good clean cut. This fall I will experiment with the gators along with the hi-lifts to mulch the leaves better. They also make mulching blades that go with mulching kits. I have never been to the website you posted so I can't comment on that. Try j-thomas.com, greenlinedist.com, or mowmore.com. Check out the blades they offer for bobcat. Hope this helps some

09-16-2002, 01:11 PM
thanks, i will try those sites right now, so probably i would want the high lifts for regular cutting, because i want i nice clean cut, do they stripe better?? maybe for the fall i will pick up a set of gators for the leaves,
Anybody else have any input??

09-16-2002, 01:25 PM
For regular cutting we use solid foil high lifts on all the machines in spring and summer . In fall we use gator magum's for the leaves.

Blades online are'nt to hard to find heres a couple more

09-16-2002, 01:27 PM
I run high lifts when the grass is growing normal (Summer), but when it starts jumping up like in Spring, and Fall I run Gators to help chop the longer clippings up more (and the leaves of course).

Hope this helps. It has not been necessary for me to go to doubles so I cant comment on them. Unless you feel its necessary I dont think it would be worth the extra stress on the motor, spindles, clutches, etc.


P.S. I bought from J-Thomas (fast shipping, and great customer service). I paid $7.50 per blade for gators and High-lifts.

09-18-2002, 06:49 AM
I have tried the after market blades and they only lasted about 1/3 that the OEM blades do.

The after market blades were from Stens.