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Old 03-31-2009, 09:48 AM
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Blade Question

Originally Posted by fireman1000 View Post
I bought a new z400 mower with a 48" turboforce deck with standard blades I suppose. The grass doesn't seem to be sucked up as it did with my old John Deere tractor it replaced. The cut is not as pretty and the grass was really not that bad to begin with. I had gator blades on the JD. I've researched Toro blades and see low flow, mid flow and atomic. Which would suck the grass better for the best cut. I live in southern TN and we have a lot of fescue grass.
Ken - The standard blade configuration for TURBO FORCE decks is a high-lift blade. These blades have been found to deliver very good vacuum in most conditions, however, this can vary by region, turf type/conditions and time of year. Not knowing what type of fescue you are mowing we would recommend trying the Atomic blade (similar design to Gator) to perform the same mowing operation as the Gator blade. We would also suggest that you check the engine RPM (3,650 +/- 50 rpm for high idle) to ensure proper power is being directed to the mowing deck.

Thanks - The Toro Company
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