Blades for John Deere

Discussion in 'Oregon™' started by rjohns75, May 27, 2004.

  1. rjohns75

    rjohns75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I hope I'm not thrown out of this site since I'm not a landscaping professional, but I find it helpful to learn from the pros instead of trial and error. With that said, I heard so many professionals praising the Gator blades that I had to get some for myself. I purchased the recommended Gator blades for my L110 John Deere tractor and couldn't wait to try them out. I installed them properly (fin side up), installed the mulching plug and started mulching away, or so I thought. To make a long story short, these blades left grass clipping on top of the lawn no matter how slow I traveled. Since my grass had grown taller than usual, I thought that the poor mulching was due to the grass height. I tested my theory by switching back to the OEM blades and began cutting the other half of my lawn. The OEM blades mulched the grass perfectly, even with the tractor traveling at 5 mph. Am I missing something? I used the model of Gator blades specified for my tractor by Oregon, but maybe they were never field tested on the tractor.
  2. Oregon Tech

    Oregon Tech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58


    The real benefit of a Gator blade is that you can mulch and dscharge at the same time. I suspect that your performance with the Gators will improve a great deal if you unplug your deck. You should find that in good dry conditions the clippings are very fine and you are still discharging which should allow the mower to perform better.
  3. rjohns75

    rjohns75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the reply, I'll try it.
  4. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    rjohns, how did your test with the gator blades turn out? I bought a 110 for doing our own yard and thought about buying a set for it.

    Where did you buy them?

    I tried calling all of the online dealers and couldn't find one that knew anything about the part number for the L110 (91-476)

    I tried emailing Oregon a few times and they won't sell one directly. They gave me a link to an online dealer they said would take care of me...I called them and they didn't find the number either.

    I'm thinking about trying a meg-mo

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