Quality of aftermarket blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adrianrog, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. adrianrog

    adrianrog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Hi,

    This is my first post to this site.

    Does anyone know if there's any quality difference between Exmark blades and aftermarket blades? I'm specifically interested in Exmark vs Rotary blades. I'm interested in durability and how long they hold an edge.

    Thanks,
    Adrian
     
  2. mowpart rep

    mowpart rep Sponsor
    Posts: 248

    I sell Rotary blades, oem blades, Gator, Fusion and several others. You should try the Fusion. They will hold an edge longer than anything else.
    Check this out.

    http://www.mowpart.com/resources/fusionchart.pdf

    http://www.mowpart.com/fusion-blades-exmark-blades-c-433_468.html

    491-264 BLADE, FUSION EXMARK 20 1/2 IN.
    Length = 20 1/2, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.203.
    Replaces 633483, 103-2530, 91-264

    $12.45
    490-718 BLADE, FUSION GATOR MULCHER, MAG EXMARK 18 IN.
    Length = 18, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.250.
    Replaces 32022HD, 112111-02, 32022A
    Replaces SCAGS,BOBCAT,BUNTON,ENCORE, 90-718
    $13.87
    490-716 BLADE, FUSION GATOR MULCHER, MAG EXMARK 16 1/4 IN.
    Length = 16 1/4, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.250.
    Replaces 90-716

    $13.62
    491-312 BLADE, FUSION EXMARK 18 IN.
    Length = 18, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.203.
    Replaces 633482, 103-2528, 91-312

    $10.86
    491-181 BLADE, FUSION EXMARK KEES 18 IN.
    Length = 18, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.187.
    Replaces 303146, 633485, 103-2508, 91-181

    $9.79
    491-180 BLADE, FUSION EXMARK KEES 16 1/4 IN.
    Length = 16 1/4, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.187.
    Replaces 403060, 91-180

    $8.54
    491-374 BLADE, FUSION EXMARK 24 7/16 IN.
    Length = 24 7/16, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 3.00/.203.
    Replaces 643006, 103-253, 91-374

    $12.74
     
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    I can verify the fusion did keep an edge longer. They still don't make enough different models for me to choose from (or last time I checked). Most after market blades have held up well for me. Even the fusion will nick if you hit any rocks, just as bad as as a regular blade but mowing pure grass they will hold an edge a long time. They are so hard the file just wants to slide off of them (back when I used a file).
     
  4. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Those Fusion's seem like a great blade. Mowpart rep, do you carry them for 52'' Wright midmount mowers?
     
  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,762

    As well as I can decipher from their website, there are no Fusion blades available for my 260 Gravely. Mowpart, is that correct? Thanks
     
  6. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    I had one of your sales guys tell me he didnt need my business about a month ago. Cant remember his name but hes got a new set of twins he said. He said you guys were doing so well that he didnt care if I ordered an Acellerator catcher from them or not. So why you want to sell blades?
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380



    Your comment is one of the reasons I buy local as often as I can. Mail order companies don't have the business relationship that you get as a repeat customer.
     
  8. adrianrog

    adrianrog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Mowpart Rep,

    I just bought a 46" Exmark w/ Triton Deck. Here are the blade part numbers from Exmark. For which of these can I get Fusion Blades? I couldn't find the first few on your website.

    PS, does anyone else know which blades came on it from the factory?

    -Adrian

    46"
    Low Lift 103-8296
    Medium Lift 103-8370
    High Lift Solid 103-8250
    High Lift Notched 103-8251
    High Lift Ls Notched** 103-8433
    High Lift Ls Solid 103-8420
    Extreme 103-9614
    Mulch 103-8288
     
  9. mowpart rep

    mowpart rep Sponsor
    Posts: 248

    I am sorry to hear you had a problem with one of our sales reps. I hope you will give me an opportunity to resolve the issue. Please call 972-636-2963 and ask for Russell. Thank you for your patience. I hope to hear from you soon.
    Russell
     
  10. mowpart rep

    mowpart rep Sponsor
    Posts: 248

    Check the measurement of this blade and compare. I think it will work.
    491-622 WRIGHT BLADE 3 FOR 52", FUSION SCAG, ENCORE 18 IN.
    Length = 18, Center hole = 5/8, Width/Thickness = 2.50/.203.
    Replaces 48108, A48108, 91-622
    $10.11
     

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