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Super-z Highlift Fusion blades?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by PEVO, May 9, 2008.

  1. PEVO

    PEVO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Are these available? Heres the situation. From what i've seen others on this forum do is install Scag(generic)21 inch long, 3in wide .25in thick 5/8 center, flat, notched Hi-lifts on my 04 60" 28efi Super-Z. The chute has been opened up & spacers installed. These Really help give a excellent cut...BUT at the cost of extra drag on my 28efi. Side by-side these scag blades dwarf standard fusions. BUT these blades combined with 10-12in tall thick wet(morning dew)grass/weeds can really put a strain on my hustler. The suction difference vs. standard fusions is amazing(it sounds like a jet engine under the deck). I'm now wondering if a hi-lift fusion could give me the benefits of the 3in notched hi-lifts without bogging me down quite so much.????
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    We only offer the Fusions in the lift you are already buying / using.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937


    I have run several different blade combinations with my 60" XR-7 deck (20.5").

    With your older deck, you really don't have the availability that the 20.5" size gives me.

    I have found that the thicker the blade(.250 vs .203) the more power is consumed running them. While our decks are different, our power robbing 21cc pumps are the same! I was running eXmark notched foil high lift Fusions and noticed a lot less drag than the same thickness OEM solid foil fusions. A couple hundred RPM difference while mowing! I would love to run some higher lift blades to get better suction/cut, but I don't have the power to do so!

    Good luck!

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