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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Greyst1, Sep 30, 2010.
Really, after all these years.... Are you for hire?
Hands down, the best blades for doing leaves in ANY location are Gator type blades. Doubles or singles, gator type are the way to go.
I would second that.
Gator blades make my life a lot easier when oak leaves start falling.
Gators will really help...
I'm just a homeowner, but recently ordered a mulch kit for my Hustler Sport. When placing the order, I specifically asked about gator blades as I was wanting to mulch fall leaves. My dealer did not suggest using them saying they have less lift and do not give as good of a cut. My dealer said the stock mulching blades would work just fine on leaves. I figure I'll give the regular mulch blades a try and if they don't work to my satisfaction then I will order some gator blades.
Okay, heres my q.
If you have a mulch kit (baffles and all and chute blocker) are mulching blades better or would gators still be better? I ask because I used gators all season without realizing I needed mulching blades to produce the best crisp cut. Finally got the mulching blades which give a better cut but I am still in the air if they are better with leaves or if the gators would be better? Please let me know. Mower in question is an exmark metro 36" walk behind like said mulching kit, baffles and chute blocker. Thanks in advance.
As a lawn care professional since 1994 I wholeheartedly recommend Gators. I have mowed thousands upon thousands of lawns in all of these years. Quality of cut has never been an issue with Gators on many different mowers.
Gators also come in a high lift. Gators aren't that expensive. Try your factory mulchers and then try the Gators. You will probably find that the Gators pulverize the leaves much quicker.
I plan to switch over to Gators this weekend. They do a nice job shredding up the leaves. They take up less space in the bagger when shredded up.