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Old 06-28-2011, 10:08 PM
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Anyone using thenew g6 blades

Picked up 2 sets of the new gator g6 blades for my ferris. They look to be clear coated even the edge feels dull because of the coating(anyone sharpen theedge befor instalation to get anice sharp edge).
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:00 PM
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Yes. You must sharpen and balance new blades.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:29 AM
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i have used them on my 925 and been very pleased with them especially compared to the older blades. and i didnt sharpen or balance mine before using.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:52 AM
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I put them on my Dixie and am 100% pleased.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:22 AM
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I have used them since early spring. I like them better than the old Gators. They seem to last longer.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:07 AM
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i asked my dealer, and he said that it's fine, nobody does. I still have yet to put them on and see for myself
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:21 PM
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I put them on my Dixie and am 100% pleased.

What are they doing to please you so?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:29 PM
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I put them on my Dixie and am 100% pleased.
I hate them dont cut well on my Choppers
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:20 AM
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What are they doing to please you so?
My main concern where I live now is in cutting Bahia grass. If you've never seen Bahia it is different from any other grass. It grows like it has spring growth for months during the heat of the summer, with or without rain. It is thick. It is extremely tough. It also produces a seed that a foot tall in 7 days. The volume of clippings is the worst part. It was the volume of clippings that was driving me crazy. It was nearly impossible to make them completely disappear regardless of the number of times you went over them. The clippings dry out very, very fast once you cut the grass. It makes the clippings difficult to fall down to the turf especially the longer seed stems.

The G6 blade just pulverizes Bahia. I still have to go over the bad spots a couple of times but I'm spending way less time on it now. I see all varieties of mowers here and it seems like everybody has just given up on trying to get rid of the clippings. You go by lawns that are Bahia and they're just hayfields. I don't have that problem any longer. Bahia is so bad, Exmark designed a blade just to cut it. It doesn't appear to make any difference on the Exmarks because they're leaving hayfields behind too.

The G6 blade also handles crabgrass pretty well too, even damp crabgrass. We have a lot of Burmuda too and it does well on that also.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:21 AM
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I hate them dont cut well on my Choppers
Did you try to G6. It's a new blade from Gator.
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