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Old 05-17-2008, 11:55 PM
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mulching vs. regular blades

What type of blades are better mulching or stock blades.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:57 PM
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i use gator mulching blades.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:53 AM
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we use gators as well
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:04 AM
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I havn't been able to use mulching blades on northern grasses. It kind of balls up.
Except I do use gators on top with a double blade set up.
I have a set of gators that I use just for mulching leaves.

If you have a side discharge mower with a lot of discharge velocity the gators might work for you. You'll have to watch where the clippings go. The gators kind of squeeze the sap out of the grass so it'll stain houses easily.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:26 AM
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i only run mulching blades in the fall they just dunt give a very good cut this time of year
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:29 AM
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Mulching blades dont work for me this time of year, they just make a big 'ole mess of turds all over the lawn. Later in the year they work great once the grass slows down and dries a little bit.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:29 AM
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gator blades and tall fescue?

Around here the lawns are mostly Kentucky 31 tall fescue.

Do the high lift gator blades work well using a Tiger cub 61" velocity deck during the rainy season?

thinking about trying them
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:31 AM
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I use Toro mowers and I have found that the stock mulching blades are better than Toro's Atomic Blades, which leave a lot of stringers. Last year it was so dry I mulched all year but this year I am discharging until later this summer. Regular blades do not usually mulch well, so I switch out the blades depending on the need.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:12 PM
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fusion blades

are the fusion blades worth the price on standard hgh lift and/or gators?
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:44 PM
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well i have a lesco commerical walkbehind and i live in the north east (PA). So which set of blades would leave a nicer cut.
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