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Gator Blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sword, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Sword

    Sword LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I was reading a thread earlier this morning about mulching and bagging leaves, and one comment was to use Gator Blades?

    Are Gator Blades really that good??

    Do they really cut-down on the amount of clippings??? Which translates into less blowing???
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    they are amazing when it comes to leaves. You have hi-lift gators, regular gators, and magnum gators.

    My best advice is to try them out and see for yourself
     
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Gators for leaves is great.... for normal spring/summertime grass cutting i dont like them as much.
     
  4. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I use the high-lift/magnums for mulching grass and chews up the leaves to nothing. They are not that great for wet grass IMO.
     
  5. Sword

    Sword LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks guys..
    Going to grab some for the next clean-up...
     
  6. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Realising this is not what you asked, but I thought I'd mention it anyway as something else to think about.

    I have been using RAPTOR'S for quite awhile now, get them from sten's corp, do a search here and there are links to where you can buy them.
    They are kinda like a gator, only have a bi level cutting edge, I use for mulching and side discharging, great results! Awesome on leaves!

    Worth a look anyway...
     
  7. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
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    when adding the highlift gator. will that leave a nicer stripe then regular gators?
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I mostly use the magnum gators. Thicker and last longer. They also hold their edge longer as well
     
  9. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    what about the stripe. the regulars leave a wavy kinda look.
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    too be honest, I feel the blade doesn't matter when leaving a stripe. Others can disagree with me, but from what I have experienced it doesn't matter
     

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