Best mulching blade?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nejimmy, May 9, 2009.

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  1. nejimmy

    nejimmy LawnSite Member
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    I have a cub cadet 760es and i am going to get new mulching blades. Anyone have any suggestions on which one is the best. I have heard ninja and gator are good. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    it's not so much the balde more of the blocker for the machine.

    the object is to keep the grasses in the deck area longer to have them cut many times.

    a higher lift blade is really NOT required for mulching.

    personally, I hate Gators. were in sand, the gator tips wear very quickly.
     
  3. lawnboy2068

    lawnboy2068 LawnSite Member
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    Exactly! To properly use a mulching blade the machine must be set up for it, ie use the proper baffles and chute blocker. Running mulching blades under a regular deck will do nothing for you other than make you spend more money.
    Bobcat came out with a kit for their machines back in the early 90's that had baffles and a chute blocker and used plain hylift blades. Worked very well until we got tired of changing them out all the time in the spring.

    James
     
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
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    i prefer the exmark mulcher blades. if they make the right length/bolt hole to fit a cub cadet try them out. however the above poster was 100% on the money when he mentioned the mulching/blocking system being the most crucial part.
     

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