best blades

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Spring Valley Lawn Service, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I run a toro z 400 48 inch ztr with a tor mulch kit. What r the best blades to use for leaves and best for grass. What blades will last. I ve been through 5 sets this year
     
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    We run gators year round! How in the world did you go through five sets of blades in a season?
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    5 sets is alot, just curious how are you sharpening them?

    I think oregon makes some blades call "fusion" blades that use "tungsten for the cutting serfice.
     
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    It's not the sharpening. I have two properties that r real dusty. And maybe it was three, I bent one blade. But anyway my blades are wearing out in the flight.
     
  6. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I ve put 360 hrs on my mower this year. How many hours on average do people get on blades
     
  7. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
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    I like the Toro mulching blades. I buy them during Toro's spring sale so they're competitively priced. For leaves I'd definitely get mulching blades. Like Gators.

    You can get the hardened blades but I figure the extended life is equal to the higher price.

    I've heard stories about sandy soils eating up a set of blades in 100 hours. I can probably get 300 hours out of a set in Ohio.
     
  8. tinkerlawn

    tinkerlawn LawnSite Member
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    We run the Oregon Fusion on all of our equip and have never been more impressed with a set of blades. I believe they come standard on all of hustler's units. We bought an extra set with when we purchased our hustler z and currently have 700hrs between those 2 sets with a lot of life to go. Haven't tried the Fusion Gator combo
     
  9. Ecotech

    Ecotech LawnSite Member
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    We are using the Gator G6's with good results.
     

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