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Gator Blades without mulching?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bowhunter74, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Messages: 114

    I just bought a gravely walk behind (used) and it came with Gator blades on it with no mulch plug, would I be better off buying regular blades for it?
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Doesn't matter it cuts the same and discharges almost as far as high lifts. I always like to try different blades on my new mowers to see what works the best.
  3. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    IMO, i found that gator blades leave the lawn looking " hairy". I'd go with your basic high lift.
  4. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    It depends on the type of grass and the present conditions ie. wet or dry. I've found with primarily blue grass up here, the gators do not preform well in wet conditions (spring) can you say cole-slaw? They do work well in the dryer months by reducing the clipping size, but I do agree with the "hairy" appearance. When bagging you can fit a lot more. But the best use I've found is in the fall, with dry leaves the debris is reduced to confetti!

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