John Deere Blade pic

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tonyr, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here are a few pics of the Rear Discharge Blade I'm currently running on my Side Discharge 997.

    This blade has a lower sail, and tends to chop clippings up finer.
    Does not rob hp in heavy mowing like the Higher sail blade 'can'....

    The blade for the 997 7 Iron Side Discharge deck has a higher sail and is wider.

    For normal mowing I prefer the Rear Discharge blade pictured, in heavy mowing I prefer the 7 Iron 997 blade.

    I also like Raptors for easy mowing on this deck, as pictured.....

    Sorry I don't have a pic of the stock 7 Iron blade for the 997, big difference, I busted my last set on an object and thew em out. I have ordered another set, I'll post a pic when they arrive.

    Also, I posted a pic of the Rear Discharge blade against aN (OLD) TORO Notched Highlift, same sail height, but the deere is much more blade.

    I am getting great wear out of the deere blades, have tried aftermarket stuff, but at the end of the day with the Side Discharge deck 997, the deere blade is best.

    I still can't believe the difference between the Rear Discharge 997 and the Side Discharge 997....like chalk and cheese as they say.

    The Side Discharge 997 makes me money, not one issue, the 'other' was the complete opposite.

    Here are the specs for the 2 Deere blades, RD and SD, both work well on the Side Discharge.

    M128485
    Part Price: 36.58 AUD EACH
    Description: BLADE, CUTTING (60") REAR DISCHARGE


    Weight 4.21 LBS 1.91 Kg
    Length 535.000 MM
    Stock Width 63.500 MM
    Thickness 7.920 MM
    Wing Height 25.000 MM
    Hole Size 23.000 MM
    Cut Length 110.000 MM
    Offset 18.000 MM
    Material 5150
    Finish A
    Note


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    Part Number: TCU15881
    Part Price: 43.07 AUD EACH
    Description: BLADE, HIGH LIFT 7-IRON

    Weight 4.30 LBS 1.95 Kg
    Length 535.000 MM
    Stock Width 76.200 MM
    Thickness 6.350 MM
    Wing Height 33.000 MM
    Hole Size 23.000 MM
    Cut Length 120.000 MM
    Offset 18.000 MM
    Material 10B38F
    Finish A
    Note

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