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Mega-Mo blades.....opinions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gr grass n Hi tides, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I just checked out Mega-Mo, one of the new sponsors. Has anyone out there tried these blades yet? If so, how'd they do?
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Would like to ditto the question.
    I'm concerned about lift, or lack of it.
  3. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Same thing I was thinking. I was also wondering if there would be clogging around the "disk." Looks like nobody out there has tried them.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    There are MANY threads on this topic. I have numerous issues with different aspects of this product. In theory it should work better than you could ever imagine, but with every mower deck getting the same blades/lift, it cant be good for all decks.

    Then you have the sharpening issue, whick Roy counters with...."You don't need to sharpen then as often because there are 4 to every spindle." A normal blade sharpener CANT sharpen these blades while mounted to the disk (mounting bolt will interfere). And holding that little blade if you unbolt it isn't my idea of a safe sharpening condition. If they were rigid mounted to the disk, computer welded, and balanced, and cost not much more than a standard blade, I'd buy them. The swinging back when you hit an object isn't a big issue with me, and at the blade tip speed I see, they mind as well be solid mounted, cause they aint gonna swing back when I hit a rock!

    I think he needs to DONATE a few sets to a few members here on different machines and let us evaluate them. Its just way too much money to "try", and if they don't work well, thats almost a $200.00 to $225.00 dust collector!!

    Now he's a sponsor, he needs to step to the plate and allow us to evaluate them.

    Right now I can put a brand new set of OEM Excalibur blades on my Lazer.
    Excalibur.....Cost = $33.00

    Meg-Mo......Cost = $194.85

    I can buy almost 5 more sets of Excaliburs with the money I save. Even if I run double Excalibur blaes, I can buy almost 3 complete sets for the price of one Meg-Mo.

    He needs to rethink his pricing structure. If they work as good as his site says, MAYBE I'd pay a hundred bucks for a set for my Lazer, but then I have a blade system that I am unable to keep sharp!?

  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I Tryed Them When It First Came Out On a Pro 150-50. They Clumped The Grass within 10 Feet Of Cutting And The Grass Wasen't wet.
    They Sit Under My tool Box.
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

  7. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Thanks for the input guys. Clumping within 10 feet, coming from a pro like John Gamba, says a lot. Yup, the cost is steep too. I'll pass on the blades for now.
  8. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    we havent clean a deck in 10 years since we put them on our mowers.
  9. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    Did you start with brand new machines?

    Or newly painted undersides?

    Your product is interesting
  10. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Glan No the mower was 5yr old when I made the MEG-mo .no cleaning no more balanceing no more lumps in yard. Most everything on web you could put a10 in front of quotes

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