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Old 05-17-2014, 12:08 AM
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Dealer Stocking Blades

How good is your dealer at stocking blades? I have to make a special run in the morning and I have a good feeling the dealership isn't going to stock them for a 34" walk behind. Sure enough they'll have one for the 36". Same way with the 30". They never have them for the Toro 30's, but always have them for the 22's.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:06 PM
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I have always ordered and have them shipped or ordered online. My closest dealer for my Gravely is 10hrs away...haha
Local dealers just deal with residential junk and next to no one runs true commercial grade equipment here....just running my Pro stance turns a lot of heads ...a WTF moment in there looks..lol
Heck just order some bits from Jacks Small Engine cause shopping in Canada sucks...at least online and one gets dinged full pop, plus now dealers here at least, like to add a "freight" surcharge to the parts bill. Now you have just lost me and still takes a week or 2 to see the parts.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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Mine are OEM custom made to the spec high lift blade made in Georgia, I get 3 sets for the price of one set plus another blade at my dealer and the steel last 5x longer than that cheap crap I wasted so much money on before at dealer the blades were pathetic.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:09 PM
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Who makes a 34"? Did you buy the machines from the dealer? If you did, then he should have blades. As a dealer I stock blades for the machines I sell/sold.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:43 PM
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Pugs, I bought the machine from an individual. They do sell Gravely. They winded up having the blades early this am, so I got them on and got it up and running today. Blades seemed good quality and they we're fairly cheap. The 34" Gravely Blades (17" Blades) were actually cheaper then my 30" Turf Master blades go figure.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:16 AM
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Mine are OEM custom made to the spec high lift blade made in Georgia, I get 3 sets for the price of one set plus another blade at my dealer and the steel last 5x longer than that cheap crap I wasted so much money on before at dealer the blades were pathetic.

Gravely oem blades are one of the best in the business. Are you talking about another mower? Gravely blades are made out of marbane steel which is very hard material and stay sharp longer. They also take longer to sharpen because of that hardness.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:18 AM
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Gravely oem blades are one of the best in the business. Are you talking about another mower? Gravely blades are made out of marbane steel which is very hard material and stay sharp longer. They also take longer to sharpen because of that hardness.

He sells the oregon as replacements they're like butter steel

The ones I get out of Gerogia are custom made to OEM specs laser cut and hard or harder than gravely replacements and much cheaper, they destroy my grinding pads lol
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Here is a 1 year use comparison of the replacement Oregon blades at my dealer and 1 year of use of the Georgia blades.

Each brand had 3 sets rotated through daily, since first purchase of blades from Georgia I now have 8 sets that I rotate through everyday.




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Old 05-18-2014, 11:43 AM
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Ill be darned if Id take my blades on and off 3 times per day, luckey to get 3 times per month.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:48 AM
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Gravely oem blades are one of the best in the business. Are you talking about another mower? Gravely blades are made out of marbane steel which is very hard material and stay sharp longer. They also take longer to sharpen because of that hardness.
If interested in trying these out he makes them for all kinds of mowers you can find them on the ebay sold through psepbiz a good seller. Last year this time they were all gone for Gravely's

http://www.ebay.com/usr/psepbiz

9 pack for Gravely 60'' $84.66
http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-PK-GRAVELY...-/200965516583



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Equal or better than OEM
Made with Premium Grade High Carbon Steel
Engineered and tested over and over again to last and meet the high standards of safety, efficiency and quality.
Require 20% less power which turns into lower operating
Optimum Performance
46% more particle retention
Finished with Black oxide with a durable rust inhibitor treatment. A robotic system applies smooth coats of paint; then the blades are baked at high temperatures to assure a durable finish.
Improved mulchin
ISO 9000 Certified Quality System
Precision sharpened edge
MADE IN THE USA (GLENNVILLE, GEORGIA)

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