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Old 06-22-2013, 10:30 PM
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Atomic Blades

After hearing all this talk about G6 blades on this site I wanted to get ahold of some for my Toro. I went to my dealer, and they don't sell aftermarket blades for Toros, but they had the Atomic blades in stock. I don't know if they are better than the G6 blades, but these things are awesome. They cut back on under processed grass clippings big time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 AM
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:24 AM
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The Gator G6 and G5 blades are the shizzle right now. They are available for your Toro and you should buy a set and tell us how you like them and how they compare to the Atomic blades. For my uses I haven't found a blade that will out-perform the Gator G6. I have 3 sets for Gator G5 blades on order and want to see if I like them better than the G6. The difference between the G5 and G6 is the thickness of the blade. The G5 is .208" and the G6 is .250".
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:39 AM
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What are the specs for Toro blades? I couldn't find what I needed when I looked for the G6's online. It's Toro 3000 series with a 48 inch deck. I would love to give a comparison.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:57 PM
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cant seem to find the g5-6's for my bad boy 54"
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:21 PM
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I like the .250 thick G6 blades but, I don't like how wide they are. They do increase the lift but, it does take quite a bit more motor to turn them. More engine load can't help but, increase fuel consumption.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:38 AM
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I always run the thicker standard blades on my dixie with the mulching chains attached. I have good airflow and the clippings are manageable. I have never been a fan of the gator blades because I feel that the lift isn't as good. I am an old dinosaur though and I imagine gator blades have come a long way since the years that I used them.

Also, I find the thicker blades don't bend as easily which makes them worthwhile in itself.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:39 AM
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I like the .250 thick G6 blades but, I don't like how wide they are. They do increase the lift but, it does take quite a bit more motor to turn them. More engine load can't help but, increase fuel consumption.
Try the G5 then. It's the same blade only not as thick.

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I have never been a fan of the gator blades because I feel that the lift isn't as good. I am an old dinosaur though and I imagine gator blades have come a long way since the years that I used them.
Yes, they have changed considerably. They have so much lift now that they'll suck the eye teeth out of a killer whale.
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After hearing all this talk about G6 blades on this site I wanted to get ahold of some for my Toro. I went to my dealer, and they don't sell aftermarket blades for Toros, but they had the Atomic blades in stock. I don't know if they are better than the G6 blades, but these things are awesome. They cut back on under processed grass clippings big time.
I just picked up a set today looking forward to cutting with them
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:59 PM
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I just picked up a set today looking forward to cutting with them
well how are they???? I use the t4 blades on a exmark that express mower parts sells. my opinon on them is they suck. they don't cut the grass good at all. clippings are almost the same as regular blades too.
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