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Old 12-13-2013, 12:38 AM
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Blade4

Has anyone tried the Blade4 setup that uses twice as many cutting tips. Here is the link http://www.sviinternational.com/site...ochure_MLM.pdf
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:06 AM
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No way you would ever catch that on anything I run. Hows it gonna balance? Looks like a 3/8 bolt holding those blades! How about the fact you'll need more than 2x the power to run it. There is a reason that's not an American product.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:07 AM
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oh wait a minute
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:03 AM
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It's an IL based company. The blades are attached like a flail setup. The blades will pivot back if you hit an object. With tall grass and a mulching setup the area where the OEM blades are staggered and over lap just about 1" can be problematic and causes Mowhawks. Having twice as many cutting tips could really help beef up the weak area were the blades overlap just a tiny bit.

Just because something is unconventional it doesn't mean it may not work as intended and be better. You will have more weight on the spindle but if your a Scag guy it's probably not going to matter. I've has five Scags and have never seen a spindle failure.

Because there are twice as many cutting tips the resistance put on the shaft may be reduced by half or more. This is because the tips will be cutting half as much grass. So in theory you may actually improve spindle life. I'm sure some R&D went into the design and it's not something they just threw together. There is a tremendous amount of liability when you are selling a mower blade so I'm sure they had many guys demoing these units for an extended amount of time before they started to sell them.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:36 AM
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I'd prolly give it a try on my Lazer Z to cut vacant lots that are usually 12" + in height.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:41 AM
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It looks pretty similar to a meg-mo system. I know guys have tried them on this site and problems with now hawks I believe and maybe pushing the grass over and not cutting it all off. I know rid'ngreen has a set
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:43 AM
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Plus if its damp you get tons of clumps. I bet they work great in tall dried out grass
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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A while back i saw pictures on here of a LS member who made their own for a Scag. They used an original blade and then customized another blade to make the X. Looked kinda cool.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:15 AM
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Here is a link to the other company http://www.meg-mo.com/testimonials.html. I'm going to email the company I made this post about and ask them if there is anything that makes their product better or is it just a copy cat. I had received a postcard in the mail from the company I posted about. If you guys get all the free industry trade mags you probably got the same post card.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:56 AM
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It's the same product. This other company is just a distributor but is not apparently marketing it under the same name.
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