Gator Blades for Leaf Mulching

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    Can a high lift gator blade be placed on a Toro 21" commercial mower. I know they have an Atomic mulching blade but I did not like the cut it left. It seemed to have no lift and left the grass looking like it was bent down. Do these gator blades work well on leaves.
  2. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Yes, the gator blades CHEW up leaves like you would not believe.
    I used them on my Toro Pro-Line 21" and they worked great. Also the Toro Atomic blade work good also. Hope this helps.
  3. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    We will be putting gators on all our 21's this fall (Toro's & L.B.'s). Using one on a Toro now for some light leaves & works better than the factory blade. I thought the Atomics were the same as the gators. What's the dif Joe?
  4. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    I don't know what the difference is between the atomic and gator blade. I believe they are the same. When I tried the atomic on the Toro, I did not like the cut. There did not seem to be enough lift. What about you?

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    I noticed the atomic blades dulled down after a few hours. They are made of JUNK steel! You would think lighter metal would do better. NOT! The best blades I have ever used are the Gator Magnums. Very hard steel. Thicker also. I can now go all week without sharpening.My Atomic blades are barely used but sit in my storage box with cobwebs on them. :cool:

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    JOED, the difference between Gator and Atomic is brand; Atomic is Toro, Gator is also a trade name but I believe there are several generic blades called "Gator". My dealer sells a generic line and they are not even close to the same shape as the Toro blades - not saying which are better, I haven't tested them enough yet.
  7. super6

    super6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3


    Do you know where in Ontario i can buy a Gator Blade ? I'm from the Whitby/Oshawa area. Thanks Mike
  8. mowtivated lawn Care

    mowtivated lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 38

    Do you only use them in the fall or are the good to have on during the entire season? Do they cut the grass well and shred clipping to pieces.

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