Anyone using thenew g6 blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jmorgan71587, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Picked up 2 sets of the new gator g6 blades for my ferris. They look to be clear coated even the edge feels dull because of the coating(anyone sharpen theedge befor instalation to get anice sharp edge).
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    Yes. You must sharpen and balance new blades.
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  3. mrmower

    mrmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    i have used them on my 925 and been very pleased with them especially compared to the older blades. and i didnt sharpen or balance mine before using.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
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  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I put them on my Dixie and am 100% pleased.
  5. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I have used them since early spring. I like them better than the old Gators. They seem to last longer.
  6. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    i asked my dealer, and he said that it's fine, nobody does. I still have yet to put them on and see for myself
  7. Kingfish

    Kingfish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    What are they doing to please you so?
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I hate them dont cut well on my Choppers
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    My main concern where I live now is in cutting Bahia grass. If you've never seen Bahia it is different from any other grass. It grows like it has spring growth for months during the heat of the summer, with or without rain. It is thick. It is extremely tough. It also produces a seed that a foot tall in 7 days. The volume of clippings is the worst part. It was the volume of clippings that was driving me crazy. It was nearly impossible to make them completely disappear regardless of the number of times you went over them. The clippings dry out very, very fast once you cut the grass. It makes the clippings difficult to fall down to the turf especially the longer seed stems.

    The G6 blade just pulverizes Bahia. I still have to go over the bad spots a couple of times but I'm spending way less time on it now. I see all varieties of mowers here and it seems like everybody has just given up on trying to get rid of the clippings. You go by lawns that are Bahia and they're just hayfields. I don't have that problem any longer. Bahia is so bad, Exmark designed a blade just to cut it. It doesn't appear to make any difference on the Exmarks because they're leaving hayfields behind too.

    The G6 blade also handles crabgrass pretty well too, even damp crabgrass. We have a lot of Burmuda too and it does well on that also.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Did you try to G6. It's a new blade from Gator.

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