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Another Gator Blade Question....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by onelegjohn, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. onelegjohn

    onelegjohn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Gator Blades. What are they for? How do they work? Do they actually work? And are they worth the extra money?

    Nate
     
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    They reduce the size of clippings by re-cutting them using sharp edges on the sail of the blade. Yes they work and yes they are worth the extra money.
     
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Answer is yes and no. The problem with them is they dont have enough suction or lift to cut very well. Also I didnt notice any real mulching ability to them on an open discharge.
     
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    My opinion is they are not worth a hoot. I don't think they really chop stuff up more, and I think the air flow is inferior causing poor discharge with more clumps and windrows. But whatever works, to each his own.

    Jay
     
  5. onelegjohn

    onelegjohn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    That is exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,330

    They are useful as the top blade in running doubles to limit excessive blowout.
     

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