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Bought the badboy mz today!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Pooswa, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Pooswa

    Pooswa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    You wouldnt happen to know the bolt pattern off hand for the mz seat?

  2. Pooswa

    Pooswa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Also do you happen to know which one they bought ?
  3. Pooswa

    Pooswa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

  4. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    It's only money :laugh: ... go with a monster such as this one here. :D
  5. ommegang

    ommegang LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    I was waiting for me new hedge trimmer and was watching the badboy propoganda on thier supplied tv. I do think BB is a good value. However, when I seen that they use "extra hard blades" that should not be sharpened and will never go dull, I started second guessing BB. Are thier spindles that fragile that they don't want you sharpeniong blades??? Something is funky there?? To hell with that!

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    Bad Boy uses OREGON Fusion Blades. OREGON states they stay sharper longer. As far as the spindles, they are built as tough as any offered. They don't have grease zerks. But the bearings are easily replaceable. Quick change. I don't know. Mine are doing fine. I still have the original blades I need to sharpen. So even OREGON Fusion Blades need to be sharpened. But they still look good. Plenty on meat on them. I bet I get another 50 hours out of them. They are thicker than most blades.

  7. sprinter

    sprinter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Hi MS, Do you know if BB uses the Fusion blades on all their models including ZT? All it says in the literature is "high lift, heat treated" on all models. Does that translate to Fusion? That may tip the scale in my decision. The others I'm looking at say "low lift". Is hi lift better in every way or is there some advantage to low lift? Do you know if the mulch option is effective and if it clogs the system too much?
    Also, do you know the warranty on The ZT models? BB is very elusive about that. All they tell is the engine warranty and even the dealer was wishy washy about it.

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    I know my 2010 PUP came with OREGON Fusion Blades with Bad Boy labeled on the blade. They were high lift blades. Depends on the grass. I mow Bahia Grass. Grows 4 to 6 inches in a week. Then it puts on seed shoots of 12 inches in the same week. It's a pasture grass meant for hay production. I need to get that grass out from under the deck as fast as I can. I'm going to try some OREGON G6 blades as soon as I get money ahead. Don't know anything about mulching. But I do want to get a chute blocker to keep the my grass discharge from getting into areas where I don't want it. The side of the house, flower beds, vegetable gardens, and such. But my good buddy puppypaws from this site mows grass in NC on his chicken farm, uses low to medium lift blades, and he mows fairly low. He said he gets a better cut. But he has different grasses than I do in Mississippi.

    Wish I could be of more help.

  9. saw n mow

    saw n mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I have BadBoy's lowest model, the MZ (48" version) and it came with the Fusion blades.

  10. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    Congrats on your purchase.

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