Gator mulching blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    Could I do side discharge or bagging with Gator mulching blades?
  2. cblackwe

    cblackwe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    Absolutely. They are IMO the best blades out there. Almost no clippings visible when using them on regular cut customers and its not really wet.
  3. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    I have never used them but how do the gators bag well if they send the clippings/leaves back to the center of the deck. However I have seen blades that have the fins facing outward to push the clippings out while mulching with the fins, these are not gators but an off brand mulching blade. n1alx, I would ask this question on the oregon forum.

    BOSS MAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    we use gator blades on all of out mowers and they work like a charm. a buddy of mine introduced them to me and i think they're awesome. we sharpen our blades at least once a week. they're not that expensive and i think they're the best blades on the market.


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  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    Been using Gators on and off since '97. The only time I don't use them is in heavy grass/weeds. They bag and discharge very well. They will reduce grass clippings dramatically if you bag all of the time. Although you are reducing clippings in the bag you cannot tell the difference on the lawn. If you like to mulch leaves Gators are tops. They absolutely devastate leaves.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    work great in bagging for me. That is all we use during the fall season for leaves

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