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Atomic Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel D, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    Will let you know in the near future. My current blades still have some life in them. Want to get my use out of them before I switch them out.
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Hmmm that's not the experience I had with the G6 blades. They have enough lift but not as much as a standard high lift. They didn't cut as clean and crisp for me as a standard high lift blade and they created a lot of blow out the front of the deck. It is probably dependent on the deck design as to how well they work. From everything I have read if you have a highly baffled deck they cut great but if you have a deck with minimal baffles like a scag or gravely then they don't work as well. I should try them on our new xfactor 2 deck and set the front baffles all the way down for maximum vacuum and see how they do. I used them on the older xfactor deck but not the new one.
  3. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    I like running Doubles on my Exmark. Combine a High lift, and a T4. Gets you a great cut with deep stripes, and the T4 makes for tiny clippings.

    Also have G5's, and G6's. They work great, but not as much lift, or crisp of cut.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Blowout and high lift go hand in hand. They may have been creating too much lift.

    Blowout is usually caused by 3 things. Grass not being thick enough, baffles that aren't deep enough/blade too low in the deck and, more air movement through the deck than the deck discharge can handle.

    Dixie Choppers have minimal deck baffling and a huge discharge. It's about 19 inches wide. I have no problems with G6 blades.
  5. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    Which blade do you put on the bottom?
  6. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    High lift.
  7. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    im sure anymore after trying a lot of different blades and low, mid and high lift I think the original blades that come on any mower are the best blade for that mower. ive come to that conclusion.
    double blades is way overkill and way to hard on spindles, belts, clutches and engines.
  8. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    We tryed the new atomic blades not impressed. They cut worse than the factory blades we had before. Took them off this morning and put the old ones back on.
  9. Joel D

    Joel D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I'm sorry they didn't work for you. The stock blades (brand new or freshly sharpened) on my Toro were leaving a bunch of clippings behind, and the Atomic blades helped out greatly with that problem. I have noticed that the stock do leave a smoother cut and better stripe. I will go back to the stock blades once the grass stops growing so fast from all this rain.
  10. JR's Lawn Service

    JR's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Joel D,
    Have you been able to find G6 Gator blades for your 3000? I have a Toro 3000 as well, 48 inch cut. I love the mower and it leaves an excellent cut. I am currently running hi-lift blades. The only complaint I have is the long grass clippings that it leaves, which requires me to double cut at times, but as I said the cut is awesome. Many clients have commented that their property looks like a golf course when I am done. I just ordered T4 HD mulcher blades, Hi-lift, and plan on using them to see if it solves the clippings problem. I would prefer G6s, maybe G5s if they have them for our mower. Thanks

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