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72" deck blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Oneman2mowers, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Oneman2mowers

    Oneman2mowers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Where can I find the toughest blades on the market? I think due mainly to the length of the blades I am replacing them as often as every 10 hours because I bend them on rocks in customers' yards. The ones my dealer sells are .203" thickness so I am wondering if some are better than others and if there are other thicknesses available.
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    Welcome to Lawnsite. To answer this question, all you need to do is a search. This dog has been hunted many times. :usflag:
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Might want to consider a stone picker too.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I have 5 72" machines. Although they will scalp and nick up more than our 61's and 52's, we have only bent a few in the past 14 years. The atomics on our Toros are very thick and we only use OEM's on our Ferris machines. I suggest raising your deck up some.
  5. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    The MEG MO will help you a lot as the knives are free to fold back so to help avoid the problems you have with the blades you have used for years.
  6. Oneman2mowers

    Oneman2mowers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    do you think that system costs enough?
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    If you are hitting rocks, it doesn't matter how thick the blades are, they will still be ruined.

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