Mulching Blades Gator Blades Or Other?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WETSCAPE, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    I have a new Kubota ZG 222 48" Zero turn. I recently switched over to the mulching system with mulching blades. Not that crazy about whats left behind. When most customers lawns are wet in AM after sprinklers have been running, I have to cut it twice to grind it up. Any one try or can recommend a better mulching blade for my machine? Anyone try the gator blades or other mulching type blades and have had good luck?
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
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    I usually cut the smallest lawn first , and get the customers trained on shutting the sprinklers off for 36 hours prior to scheduled mow day. Absolutely no reason to have a wet lawn unless it rains. As far as blades I have had the most luck with the Exmark design, but mulch kit design plays big here also, deflectors like Toro uses only load up the deck faster than with no deflectors. Take a good look at the new Walker mulch deck, they are really onto something ......anything can you incorporate from their design will help with wet or tall grass.
     
  3. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wet grass will ball up while mulching with any setup and blade stay away till they dry out
     
  4. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    Try the MEG MO blades they will help a lot.
     
  5. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Just filled out the form.... Need three mulching blades, they measure 16 1/2" x 2 1/2". Hope you make them for my machine!!!!! Let me know, I will order these tommorow!
    Thanks!!
     
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would search on here before you buy those blades there have been mixed results
     
  7. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    The MEG MO blades have been around for more then 10 yrs. We run about 99.6% happy customers. So far in the first 5 mo. we have sold in dolars more than we sold last year and only 11 person have sent there blades back for refund.The MEG MO blades are working great for a lot of people.
     
  8. Bladecutter1

    Bladecutter1 LawnSite Member
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    Wetscape I have the same machine but mine is a couple years old. I haven't found any blades except for the ones that are made by Kubota that fit my machine. I'm going to carry my blades to the Scag dealer tomorrow and see if his may work on my mower. I may have to drill them out a little. Certainly willing to try some things. Let us know if you figure anything out.
     
  9. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    The scag blades are 16 1/2" long with a 5/8" center hole where the kubota takes a 16 3/4" blades with a 23/32 " center hole. All mower just don't worker. This is why we make over 17000 blades as we want the to be right for your mowers.
     

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