Blades for JD

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1999frontier, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    I've got a JD 727A and I am going to replace the blades on it and I was wondering what kind of blades to run. I called the dealer and they said $50 for a set. I talked to someone online at a parts place and they said to use mulching blades. I side discharge so how would the mulching blades help?
     
  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    We had good results from jd highlifts. Dealer never carried them in stock though.
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    JD highlifts all the way. Mulching blades will not work if you are side discharging. Only use the mulching blades with a mulch kit.
     
  4. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    Thats what I told them, that I didn't think you should use mulching blades when side discharging. Should I just go with the JD highlifts from the dealer?
     
  5. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Try the MEG MO blades. Stay sharp 8 to 10 times longer' deck stays cleaner and no more lumps or clumps coming from your mower any more.
     
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    If you run the stock blades you will not have to scrape the deck either, I have never scraped my 7 iron decks using stock blades.
     
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    That's true. The standard blades (medium lift) work great in the rain and keep the deck clean. I feel that you sacrifice some suction and subsequent striping. Uses less horsepower though.
     
  8. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
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    ????Are you saying i'll get a great cut for 100 hours before i have to sharpen meg mo blades???? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  9. 7 IRON

    7 IRON LawnSite Member
    from VT
    Posts: 228

    I think Deere went to the high lift blades as the standard blade on the 7 IRON
    decks.
     
  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    I have tried several aftermarket blades and none compare to the stock Hi lifts TCU15881 model # for 60" they are .313 thick and 3" wide and they hold an edge better than all others that I tried
     

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