EXMARK Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mach14604, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    What blades do you you all run? I have a 2011 Exmark X-Series. I have been running the stock Exmark blades. They seem really good for the first couple of lawns then fall off. Is there a better blade or something i can do. I do bag by the way.
     
  2. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    How are you sharping them we run ex mark high lifts and get about 10 hours before we notice a difference. We sharpen blades daily
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  3. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    That is my issue. I don't like the fact that that they require sharpening so often. My SCAG blades do not require that kind of care and fall off cutting wise.
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  4. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    I could run for 30 hours on a set but id rather sharpen every night for a perfect cut every time. It takes about 15 minutes to do a mower
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  5. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    I dont get 15 hours on my Exmark before I see fall off. I get at least 30-50Hrs on my SCAG blades. Is everyone just running the exmark blades and sharpening?
     
  6. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    dixie chopper blades are the same shaft size you could try them. and there a little cheaper.
     
  7. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    As I lay here I bed, half asleep, I had a thought... has anyone hard faced a blade and tried it? we used to hard face dozer blades, excavator buckets, etc when I was I heavy equipment, and.can't see why it wouldn't work on a mower blade. what am I missing?
     
  8. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 231

    The SCAG blades are Marbide which i think makes them last longer.
     

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