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Old 08-24-2011, 09:26 PM
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None of our turboforce toro decks have blade saddles,i have some g6 blades and they are great for anything BUT thick spring grass.use them for fall cutting mostly
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:30 AM
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I have an very old Snapper Pro 36" with a deck designed by Dinosaurs,so there are no bragging rights to using modern technology here and after installing the G6s I can literally watch the grass being sucked up in under my deck from 2" away in comparison to the Ferris Hi-lifts I was using. I honestly find it hard to believe that some of you having to second cut for that quality cut or find the clipping sizes still remain normal or leave stranglers hanging , as I'm experiencing just the opposite. The only faults I have of this blade is it's sheer mass weight. Maybe some of the more experienced hands can shed some light on this or the Factory Rep but so far these blades for now have won me over.
The weight of the blade is the one biggest concern it seems. We will over the next year introduce a new line called the G5 that will have all the same features but will be built of slightly thinner steel to help the weight issue.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:34 AM
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i got my blades yesterday and they sent the wrong ones that sucks i really wanted to try them this week i gess ill have the right ones on monday they look like a sick blade
Hi Brad, the Gator G6's are a hot item and we well a lot. If you wanted to compare prices check us out at our website.

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:53 AM
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Dennis, it's great when a major manufacturer consults with users about product design.

Surely a thicker blade will last longer through repeated sharpenings. Can the weight not be reduced by shaping cutouts (indentations? not sure of the right term) to remove metal from areas where it's not needed, such as along the trailing edge, maybe nearer the hub where the mulching teeth aren't needed?
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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Surely a thicker blade will last longer through repeated sharpenings. Can the weight not be reduced by shaping cutouts (indentations? not sure of the right term) to remove metal from areas where it's not needed, such as along the trailing edge, maybe nearer the hub where the mulching teeth aren't needed?
More machining equals higher cost. That and my Dixie spins them just fine.
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You mean for those mowers with no baws?

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The weight of the blade is the one biggest concern it seems. We will over the next year introduce a new line called the G5 that will have all the same features but will be built of slightly thinner steel to help the weight issue.
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You mean for those mowers with no baws?
I have troubles running .203 Factory Fusion High Lifts solid foils on my SuperZ!!!

I just got a set of the G6's....man are they a stoudt blade. Should work well for leaf season! Hopefully the 28EFI Kohler can spin them fast enough to mulch the leaves!
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:01 AM
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The weight of the blade is the one biggest concern it seems. We will over the next year introduce a new line called the G5 that will have all the same features but will be built of slightly thinner steel to help the weight issue.
Dennis, please post when these new G5's become available. Want to try them instead of the G6's.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:07 PM
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Dennis, please post when these new G5's become available. Want to try them instead of the G6's.
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I will update everyone as these come available. As for removing material like Richard said it does add cost but more importantly if would make the blade less structurally sound. Most likey these would not pass the stake test.( A test where we turn the blades a full RPM and pop a 1" steel rod into its path. The blade can bend and deform but must not break, crack or loose any mass)
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:57 PM
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I will update everyone as these come available. As for removing material like Richard said it does add cost but more importantly if would make the blade less structurally sound. Most likey these would not pass the stake test.( A test where we turn the blades a full RPM and pop a 1" steel rod into its path. The blade can bend and deform but must not break, crack or loose any mass)
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