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Gator blades for Hustler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigbone, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I just talked to a Hustler dealer and he told me that Gator no longer makes blades for the Hustler. I find that hard to believe since I bought some for my Hustler about a month ago. Anyone else heard this? BTW, just bought a
    BG85C from the same dealer even though the sign said BG85D.:confused: I was happy to still get the C though.
  2. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    I just purchased the standard 18" Hi-Lift Gator blades and ground 1/16" off the ends. This was no big deal since I was sharpening the teeth anyway. Then I rebalanced. They were not balanced that well from the factory anyway.
  3. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    So is it true that they no longer make them for a Hustler?
  4. tfdrooke24

    tfdrooke24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a Super Z, i ended up calling the Gator company, giving them my factory blade dimensions, and they hooked me up with the blades that fit.
  5. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    I don't know if the gators are discontinued. The dealer only had the 18" and wanted them at that time. It was easy enough to make them shorter.

    Gator Catalog can be found in three section at this address:

  6. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have gator blades waiting for me at my dealer right now!
  7. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Scott from Mowpart.com showed me other mower brands that use the same exact blade dimensions as my Hustler model. Now when I can't find a specific blade for my Hustler I check for Toro and Dixie Chopper and haven't had any trouble finding blades of any type since then. Might want to check w/ him, very helpful.
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Gators are available for your Hustler through your Hustler dealer.
    We went part of last season with none for the previous version of decks, but have since re tested new versions of Gators and certified them in our testing and we have them available again.

  9. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Did you check on the Hustler forum. There have been a lot of post about Gator blades there. If you look back PJ has listed part numbers for a lot of blades. I'm sure there are some for the 52" deck.

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