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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MrUPS, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    hey guys, i currently have a bobcat 48" wb with oem blades on it and I am looking to buy a set of mulching blades or high lift, gators maybe, I am not reallly sure what the diffrerence is on them, what are u guys using?? I saw somebody a few weeks ago talk about the blades on this site
  2. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    please help!!!, any info would help!!
    thank you
  3. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    I use hi-lift blades majority of the time on my lazer and walkbehind. Gator blades have "teeth" that throw the clippings inward to be chopped up more. Hi-lifts will lift the grass up to give a good clean cut. This fall I will experiment with the gators along with the hi-lifts to mulch the leaves better. They also make mulching blades that go with mulching kits. I have never been to the website you posted so I can't comment on that. Try j-thomas.com, greenlinedist.com, or mowmore.com. Check out the blades they offer for bobcat. Hope this helps some
  4. MrUPS

    MrUPS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    thanks, i will try those sites right now, so probably i would want the high lifts for regular cutting, because i want i nice clean cut, do they stripe better?? maybe for the fall i will pick up a set of gators for the leaves,
    Anybody else have any input??
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,093

    I run high lifts when the grass is growing normal (Summer), but when it starts jumping up like in Spring, and Fall I run Gators to help chop the longer clippings up more (and the leaves of course).

    Hope this helps. It has not been necessary for me to go to doubles so I cant comment on them. Unless you feel its necessary I dont think it would be worth the extra stress on the motor, spindles, clutches, etc.


    P.S. I bought from J-Thomas (fast shipping, and great customer service). I paid $7.50 per blade for gators and High-lifts.
  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I have tried the after market blades and they only lasted about 1/3 that the OEM blades do.

    The after market blades were from Stens.

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