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Old 06-29-2014, 10:55 AM
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The one thing that I have noticed on ALL blades that I have tried. The more tender the grass is the better the Quality of cut I get, when the grass becomes stressed with lack of rain, it really doesn't matter how long the grass is, the quality of cut gets reduced drastically.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:19 AM
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I've never had that issue down here, cuts much better dry when I was using my old gravely but never made it to a new one after being baited for 2012s as 2014s I had to pull out and leave.

Perfectly happy with my 7 Iron Pro amazing deck and cut in all conditions.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:36 AM
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After reading this thread a couple of weeks ago, I removed the baffles from the newer of my 460's which has the XF2 deck. I believe the performance is improved, especially when it comes to cutting heavy growth. Having the baffles removed also simplifies cleaning of the deck.

I have always used OE blades on all my Gravelys back to and including my first, a 2002 250 Promaster, and have been satisfied with the quality of the cut. I have used Gator blades a few times in the fall to help with chopping up leaves, but do not like the quality of the cut. I might have to give these newer notched blades a try, though.
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Good stuff guys! Keep posting about cut quality with those notched high lifts.
I may have to get me some.

One thing I have noticed about the XFII deck compared to my old Turboforce deck on my Toro Z. NEVER, I repeat, NEVER gets clogged with anything. Never have had to scrape once, very little buildup at all under the deck, even when cutting wet grass. No more blades-off/drop goo, like what I had to do with my Toro.

I am VERY impressed by this.
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