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Preferred Mower Blade

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Russo Power Equipment, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Russo Power Equipment

    Russo Power Equipment LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Oem or aftermarket (ex: Scag or Oregon)? Fusion, high lift, gator, standard, etc.?
  2. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,128

    gator g5, scag 482878, scag 481711
  3. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I've always used oem hi lift blades. Thinking about adding a set of gators though.
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    in general oem is of better quality steel such as the marbane that gravely, JD and scag uses. The fusions are OK but it is only in the cutting edge. After a few sharpening's you can wear through the fusion into the standard steel and they also ding up easier than marbane blades.

    For aftermarket blades I like stens and oregon for the price compared to most oem blades.
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    My preferred lawn mower blades are the ones that best match the average conditions of that particular day.
    I've got med-lifts, hi-lifts, single notchers, Gator 3in1s, G5s. Know what your mower can/will do with a particular blade...then match them with the current conditions. Voila.
    To pick one blade to go with all year is akin to tying one arm behind one's back. One might be able to still mow...just not as effectively.
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    On my Dixie Chopper Classic been using Stens rolled air lift blades.
    On my Exmark Lazer Z been using Stens notched air lift blades.

    These blades work very good for me and hold up pretty good for the $.
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I run Oregon rolled lift on all my mowers Fusion Blades .
    I sharpen every day so only take off very little, With a Blade Sharpener. Before sharpener I would go threw 2 sets per mower each month, now I change out every month Still good blades I sell them to other guys that don't want to pay full price for blades

    If you turn the edge a blue tint means you lost the hardness of the blade

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