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Old 07-26-2013, 10:30 AM
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Preferred Mower Blade

Oem or aftermarket (ex: Scag or Oregon)? Fusion, high lift, gator, standard, etc.?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:34 AM
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gator g5, scag 482878, scag 481711
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:02 AM
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I've always used oem hi lift blades. Thinking about adding a set of gators though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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in general oem is of better quality steel such as the marbane that gravely, JD and scag uses. The fusions are OK but it is only in the cutting edge. After a few sharpening's you can wear through the fusion into the standard steel and they also ding up easier than marbane blades.

For aftermarket blades I like stens and oregon for the price compared to most oem blades.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:42 PM
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My preferred lawn mower blades are the ones that best match the average conditions of that particular day.
I've got med-lifts, hi-lifts, single notchers, Gator 3in1s, G5s. Know what your mower can/will do with a particular blade...then match them with the current conditions. Voila.
To pick one blade to go with all year is akin to tying one arm behind one's back. One might be able to still mow...just not as effectively.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:21 PM
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On my Dixie Chopper Classic been using Stens rolled air lift blades.
On my Exmark Lazer Z been using Stens notched air lift blades.

These blades work very good for me and hold up pretty good for the $.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:21 PM
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I run Oregon rolled lift on all my mowers Fusion Blades .
I sharpen every day so only take off very little, With a Blade Sharpener. Before sharpener I would go threw 2 sets per mower each month, now I change out every month Still good blades I sell them to other guys that don't want to pay full price for blades

If you turn the edge a blue tint means you lost the hardness of the blade
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blades , cut , gator , mower , mulch

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