Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-09-2009, 09:45 AM
nejimmy nejimmy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Grand Island, NE
Posts: 4
Best mulching blade?

I have a cub cadet 760es and i am going to get new mulching blades. Anyone have any suggestions on which one is the best. I have heard ninja and gator are good. Any help would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2009, 09:50 AM
bohiaa's Avatar
bohiaa bohiaa is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bellville Texas, near Houston
Posts: 5,017
it's not so much the balde more of the blocker for the machine.

the object is to keep the grasses in the deck area longer to have them cut many times.

a higher lift blade is really NOT required for mulching.

personally, I hate Gators. were in sand, the gator tips wear very quickly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2009, 11:21 AM
lawnboy2068 lawnboy2068 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Little Falls, NJ
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohiaa View Post
it's not so much the balde more of the blocker for the machine.

the object is to keep the grasses in the deck area longer to have them cut many times.

a higher lift blade is really NOT required for mulching.

personally, I hate Gators. were in sand, the gator tips wear very quickly.
Exactly! To properly use a mulching blade the machine must be set up for it, ie use the proper baffles and chute blocker. Running mulching blades under a regular deck will do nothing for you other than make you spend more money.
Bobcat came out with a kit for their machines back in the early 90's that had baffles and a chute blocker and used plain hylift blades. Worked very well until we got tired of changing them out all the time in the spring.

James
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-09-2009, 12:24 PM
dura to the max's Avatar
dura to the max dura to the max is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: georgia
Posts: 2,246
i prefer the exmark mulcher blades. if they make the right length/bolt hole to fit a cub cadet try them out. however the above poster was 100% on the money when he mentioned the mulching/blocking system being the most crucial part.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mulching

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26 PM.

Page generated in 0.07082 seconds with 7 queries