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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 AM
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I know this won't be suggested or recommended by the manufacturer, but why not take the dimensions of your current blade and buy a G6 blade that matches it as closely as possible, and then modify it to fit?

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:30 AM
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I know this won't be suggested or recommended by the manufacturer, but why not take the dimensions of your current blade and buy a G6 blade that matches it as closely as possible, and then modify it to fit?

Doug
If you're good and know what you're doing like myself and you. I don't see why you couldn't.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:32 AM
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Yeah I agree. I guess I'm in the mindset that I'll always find a way to engineer or make something work. If someone else doesn't make what I need, I'll make it myself!

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:36 AM
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I've used the G6 blades for the last two weeks and find them to work as well as the OEM Scag standard and high lift blades. The only difference is that they cut clippings smaller and more of the clippings can fall through the grass for a cleaner look. The discharge is very close to what the standard lift blades I have discharge at and a tiny bit less then the high lifts. All around a great blade to meet in the middle so to speak. They pick up the blades of grass and leave virtually no stragglers after the cut yet still blow them far enough to evenly discharge them.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 AM
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Thats not right. The gravely 60" should use the 396-740 G6 blades. He has the same 60" X-Factor deck that my gravely has and the oregon website calls for 396-740 for a 60" Gravely. 20 1/2" blade with 5/8 bolt hole.
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I ordered 396-807's for my Proturn 160.

The specs are:

Description: G6 gator Mulcher Blade, Gravely Part #09081200 (factory blade)

(3) for 60" cut Pro Turn 160 XDZ, Pro Turn 260 XDZ and Pro Master 260 XDZ

Length: 20-1/2"

center hole: 5/8

width/thickness: 3.00/.250
Dennis, could you verify which is the correct blade for the 60" Gravely 400 again between the 396-807 and the 396-740? Is one maybe a G6 and the other a G5 or something?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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Unless the blades have a different curvature, the specs say they are identical?

I just doubled checked. Weird.

Doug
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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Unless the blades have a different curvature, the specs say they are identical?

I just doubled checked. Weird.

Doug
I'd bet on that right there. There are two blades listed for 60" Deere decks that have indentical specs, but one is for the 7 Iron Z tracks, and the other is for the 7 Iron and standard decks for CUT's, as well as the identical decks for the heavy duty 400 series garden tractors. The Ztrac blades have a curve in the center, the others are flat all the way across.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:34 PM
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Unless the blades have a different curvature, the specs say they are identical?

I just doubled checked. Weird.

Doug
That is the difference. The offset is 5/16" different between the 2 blades. The 396-807 has the 5/16" offset like the newer 09081200 while the 396-740 blade has a zero offset. The 09081200 is the blade listed on the Gravely parts radar as the correct blade for the Pro Turn in question.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:31 PM
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I'd bet on that right there. There are two blades listed for 60" Deere decks that have indentical specs, but one is for the 7 Iron Z tracks, and the other is for the 7 Iron and standard decks for CUT's, as well as the identical decks for the heavy duty 400 series garden tractors. The Ztrac blades have a curve in the center, the others are flat all the way across.
Hey Ridin' Green do you use the washer that is taped to each blade on your mower? I didn't bother with it cause they seem to be exactly the same.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hey Ridin' Green do you use the washer that is taped to each blade on your mower? I didn't bother with it cause they seem to be exactly the same.
On my Z720 I did because I was going from a 5/16" thick blade that comes std on them, to the 1/4" G6's or OEM highlifts. On my Z950 I didn't because it came stock with OEM highlifts. The profile of the G6 and OEM highlift are exactly the same, as is the thickness of the blades.

Take a look at post # 378 (). There's a pic of the right one on my mower.
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