Gator blades Need your thoughts!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Quail Creek LC, May 20, 2001.

  1. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 155

    Last year I bought a set of these blades for my scag to use when The grass was growing soo fast. I thought they did a terrible job of cutting. Anyone else have the same problem that I did?
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Most of us that use Gators, use them as a double blade. We use them along with a standard or high lift blade. The biggest reason I use them along with a high lift is, they don't slow down the rpm's like two standards or high lifts will.
     
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    i use the gator magnums...there great,,the reg gators i dont like at all..that my opinion
     
  4. turfguy33

    turfguy33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I run the gator hi-lifts and the magnums on my walk-behinds and ztr's. I tried to use doubles, but it seemed that the rpm's dropped, and the engine was trying to bog down too much. Now I just run gators as singles, and think the quality is great, as long as the blades are sharp.
    I have to admit, the regular gators, didn't have any lift at all to them, and did leave a poor cut, they seemed to cause the grass to clump too bad also. Try to get some magnums, I bet your mind will change once you've used them. There 25% thicker and have a 40% higher lift.
     
  5. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 155

    Does anyone know of a web site that I can get them from?
     
  6. turfguy33

    turfguy33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Or you can call 1(914) 356-8300...............Know the number well
     
  7. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    I tried to buy a set of lifts for my TORO, but they
    said they do not stock them anymore. He got out a new Gator Magnum.
    I use regular gators, but when I put them on, well I noticed a real
    difference. The grass gets shot out the side about 1 foot farther
    and there is a lot more suction. It pulled the creeping fesues right
    straight up. It sucked up a piece of paper 2" away from the deck.
    I will stick with these!
     
  8. GAM321

    GAM321 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    What do you mean by double?
     
  9. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    We use Atomic high lifts. They look like Gators but are thicker. Quality of cut is first rate! Give them a try. I think you will be pleased with the results.
     
  10. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    I hated the atomic blades. They must be made of
    pot metal! Those things were dull after a few hrs
    of mowing.The Gator Magnums are thicker and made
    of much harder steel- I got a whole week done b4
    they needed to be sharpened!!!:blob3:
     

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