Aftermarket blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Indiana, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I did a search for aftermarket blades and there have been alot of discussion already about blades.

    However, No one has said where they get their OEM or aftermarket blades. I have MOWMORE & Greenline catalogs.

    Will the blades they sell work on my Walkers.

    I have a 1996 Walker T w/48" GHS deck, a 1994 Walker C w/42" GHS deck, and a 2000 48" Side discharge deck. I need extra blades for all of them.

    I have checked my blade lengths, hole size, and other specs. Some match the Greenline and Mowmore blades. Some don't.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I get all of my blades from

    They do have blades that are not online and it's a 1-800 number so if you don't see what you want give them a ring.

    WALKERMOW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    mowmore is a great place to buy blades
    i am running their gator mulching blades they work great ..cut a little slower but less dumping..try them good prices too!!
    local dealer get 15.00 a blade
  4. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Ihave bought aftermarket blades from many
    different places not very good luck.
    The other day I bought some highlifts from NAPA yea the autoparts store. they have been great they
    are as good as OEM 1/2 the cost.
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213


    I have used both typs of blades on my Walker GHS unit and think the OEM blades do the best job.

  6. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Thanks for the replies. I am going to try some aftermarket blades.

    My Walker dealer is really sorry, doesn't stock anything and doubles every Walker price. WO!

    I'll try mowmore and landscaper's supply.
  7. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    I think that you will be disappointed using after market blades on a Walker. Unlike some blades for other brand mowers, the after market blades for a Walker are .160 of an inch thick. The original blades are at least .192 inch thick. A noticeable difference.

    They will not wear or last as long as a OEM blade. So in the long run you will spend about the same for after market blades as you will for original.

    But this is just my opinion. I have tried after market blades and this is the results I came up with. I have been using Walkers mowers since 1996, and I will not use aftermarket blades. It is more economical for me to use original blades from Walker.

    Your results may vary.

    If you are having a problem with your Walker dealer, a call to Bob Walker can sometimes get problem dealers fixed. :)

  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    JJ Lawn:

    I use Walker OEM blades, 48",at $20.00 per blade. What are you paying ?? I am going to buy by the box in the future. I currently have 9 sets of blades in use. Change every day.

  9. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350


    The last blades I bought for my 48" GHS deck were $15.60 +tax each. These are original Walker blades. My Walker dealer is also a JD dealer and they are notorious for being high priced. $20.00 seems a little high. I would squack about that. :)

  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Any of you Walker owners tried Silver-Streak blades??? I've been running Silver-Streak OEM replacements on my Lazer and find that their quality is as good as or better than OEM blades. Silver-Streak is the OEM blade supplier for alot of commericial mower manufacturers.:) ED

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