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Anyone using thenew g6 blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jmorgan71587, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    what size engine does your dixie have and deck size i have 60/25 was wondering if they will pull the engine down.
     
  2. Kingfish

    Kingfish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    i had a chance to try the g6's in tall grass today,i cut the lawn at 4" and was pleased with the results.i will be able to do more testing tomorrow.so far i'm very happy.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Dixe Chopper XT2800 - 60" cut - Kohler 28 EFI.
     
  4. Kingfish

    Kingfish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    I have a ferris DD 25Kaw,61" deck.no problem that i notice with power.
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Looks like ill be waiting for the thinner blade for my 23 / 60
     
  6. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    I'm real disappointed the way my engine responded to these blades,just not enough A$$ to spin'em:cry: Are there plans to market a thinner G6?
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    I believe I read a few pages back that there was going to be a G5 blade that was the same except it was down to about .206" thick rather than .25 inches.
     
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Found it. Not sure how much weight that will save but probably about 20% if its as easy as doing the math.
     
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Not sure I agree with this. That's like saying it's easier keeping a semi at 70 up a grade than it is a Corvette because the semi has more mass to keep it going.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You're leaving out the effects of gravity. Since the blade is moving strictly in a horizontal plane to gravity it cancels the effects of gravity out.

    Try stopping the Corvette and then try stopping the semi. It takes significantly more force to stop the 82,000 pound semi then it does to stop the 3,100 pound Corvette. It's called inertia.

    " Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest, or the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. It is proportional to an object's mass."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia

    The heavier blade has more inertia due to it's increased mass.
     

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