Gators... anybody else notice This??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doc Pete, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    The new Magnum Gators have great vacuum, but the "sail" bent part of the blade begins very early. After only about 5 sharpenings, you are into the sail. Then, if you put the blade on a flat surface you will notice the end is not level. After a while the end will be a good 1/8" or more high. So, you either have throw them away, or start to see a poor cut, since the ends are cutting higher and higher the longer you sharpen........

  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    dont haveum, but its good to know, info.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Wow! I hadn't noticed this either, but it's something to take into consideration. This is definitely one of the technicals,- something that no one else would really know about, if not informed.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    By the time you sharpen back that far, what is your effective blade length???

    Mine are trashed way before I get that far.

    I have a set of Magnum Gators, and they do start the lift sooner, but I'd get more than 5 sharpenings out of them. I see what you mean, but by the time your edge base gets back that far, your effective blade lenght is severely shortened, and now you have a crappy cutting blade that cuts even crappier.

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