gators for 48" swb

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by PaulJ, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I tried oregon and they said they don't make a gator for this mower anymore. Does Justler have a gator type or some other mulching type blade for the 48" walkbehind deck. (17inch blade with 1/2 in hole)?
    I asked my dealer to get some when I bought the mower but he couldn't find any. I don't know if he asked oregon or Hustler. Isn't there a couple other brands of this type of blade out there? I can't remember the names, but raptor and atomic come to mind.
    thanks of any help you can give me.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Let me do some investigating here for you.....I am 99.9 % sure that we buy our blades from Oregon......
    I will find out for you.

    Pj
     
  3. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any luck finding out about those gator blades? Are gators what hustler recomends for mulching or do you have a diferent mulching blade also?

    Also, Is there a blowout baffle for the front right or the deck for the 48" walkbehind deck? There was a pic of one somewhere on here but I don't remember what size deck it was on. What is the cost of the baffle?

    Thanks
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    No luck yet on the Gators through a aftermarket source, you will need to buy them from your Hustler dealer, they are Hustler part # 779330.
    They are what we recommend for a mulching set up, there is not another mulch blade available through Hustler.
    There is a blowout kit that will work on your unit, although it was developed for the Shortcut deck, it will work for your deck also, you may need to drill 3 or 4 holes in the bottom lip of the deck to install it.
    It is part # 325001, call your dealer and have him order it for you.
    I do not have the price with me right now..I will post it tomorrow.

    Pj
     
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks pj

    I'll give my dealer a call.
     
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I finally got to my dealer today and had them order the gator blades at $12.25 a piece.
    We had a heck of a time finding that airflow baffle. If you hadn't said it wass from the shortcut we never would have found it. I just ordered the right half of it for about $8 (less than I though it ws going to be) because I don't think I need the left side wiht the way the deck is baffled on the left side.
    And I got the 40th anniversery calender too. I like the pictures of the old machines.
    Thanks again for your help.

    Hustler rules!!!

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