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Old 08-15-2011, 11:57 AM
para7452 para7452 is offline
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Location: western Missouri
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G6 on a 'Hopper

I mowed with the G6 blades yesterday for the first time. After 20 minutes, this is what my deck looked like. Good conditions, not too wet or dry, mowing at 3 1/2 inches. I was covered in fluff, and had to bang out my radiator screen, shut down the mower, and blow out the radiator as the temp kept creeping up. Normally it barely gets into the green.

I had the mulch kit installed, but it didn't matter. There was so much blowout I won't be able to use them. Also, I had, no kidding, at least twenty-five pounds of pulverized grass clogging the underside of my deck. Took fifteen minutes to scrape so I could continue mowing.

The positives were that after a single pass, it looked like I bagged my grass. And even with the deck clogged there was no change in the appearance. No clumping, no stragglers, no clover left standing. That's really my one complaint with the stock mulching blades: clover stragglers.

Anyone ever built a front air dam for a front deck Grasshopper?

I will give the blades a shot as a dishcharge setup next time I need to do that. Maybe they will shine there!
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