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Old 03-04-2014, 10:52 PM
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I had an Encore that I swear cut better year round with Gators. My current Scag cuts better with Oregon high lifts. I get a lot of clumps with the Gators on the Scag. I guess it depends on the mower.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:25 PM
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Makes sense that it differs for different decks. I have a 36" Gravely walk behind, side discharge. Any ideas?
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:27 PM
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Makes sense that it differs for different decks. I have a 36" Gravely walk behind, side discharge. Any ideas?
I'd give the G5's a try.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:32 AM
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Read the day's/week's avg conditions -> and match your blades to those conditions. Granted you'll have to know each blade-style's strengths & weaknesses w/ a given mower, but it's all about results. And results can change given the time of year, amount of rain/dew and amount of growth to name just some of the variables/factors.

Best all-around blade IMO is an Oregon single notch. They create decent lift and shred the discharge better than a high lift. But this is for my mower/deck and for nearly 100% side-discharging of our regional grasses.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:39 AM
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All of my mowers have mulch kits on them except 1. I mulch 99% of the time from spring to fall. My toros have never had a problem mulching damp grass. The only time I dont mulch is on a clean up job where the grass is 6 inches tall. I mow that once side discharge and then mulch the second and third pass till I get the length and look that I want.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:32 PM
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I tried the g6 blades from Oregon on one of my turf tracers, on my lawn, which is lush fescue.

promptly took them off and returned to factory hi-lift.
The exact same with me.
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