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Old 06-29-2014, 09:55 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, 10:19 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, 10:36 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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Old 07-01-2014, 10:24 PM
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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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Old 07-11-2015, 07:54 AM
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:11 PM
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Gonna bump this, cause I have been scouring the threads for that Exmark blade number and now finally have it! Gonna put a set of them on my PT 260, ordering tonight!
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Not tring to hijack but I have been struggling with some qoc issues with a 472 diesel. And this thread has helped me with adjusting the baffles. The lawn is a new account which is thin and wet or.really wet. Half problem could be they want mowed at 4-4 1/2". Using stock blades currently. Haveing lots of stringers and uneven cut. All things good
Tire pressure.deck pitched lower in front 1/4" lvl side to side. Seems to need more vacuum to stand grass up. Was thinking of trying an oregon blade 92-035 high lift. Seems not a lot of posted info on the 72 inch decks and blades any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:00 PM
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Generally, with decks that have adjustable baffles, having them lower when cutting that high will create more vacuum for you.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:04 PM
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Plus, IIRC, the 472 comes with medium lift blades, so a switch to some high lifts may help you a lot too.
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