I Know It's On Here...Best Blades & Other Cutting Questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by GreenBlade, May 23, 2013.

  1. GreenBlade

    GreenBlade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    I know there is a thread on here somewhere about blades, but I wanted to start a new one because well I didnt want to search for the other one & I have other stuff to discuss.

    First things first: Blades

    Been having to sharpen my blades often lately due to new customers with high grass, and just thick grass in general. Currently I run the SCAG Marbain Standard-Lift cutter blades. My mower is new; it's a Tiger Cat 52, so these are the blades that came on the mower. I recently received a $50 gift certificate to my dealer so I'll probably be buying an extra set of the same blades from them. Unless, you guys recommend different.

    Next: Quality

    Been noticing a lot of stragglers lately. If I'm mowing a lawn as I mentioned that is excessively high and see them, its not as big of deal as when I'm mowing a lawn I mowed a week ago and see them. The Marbains probably arent the best blades out there and I understand that. Been seeing & hearing a lot of good things about the G6 Blades (G-series for that matter) wondering if that will help?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,247

    I have the same deck on my vride. Running Oregon notched highlifts. I will only mow at about 3/4 throttle saving fuel.
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  3. LandscaperPro

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  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Another vote for the Oregon notched high lifts. Creates a lot of vacuum to make sure those stragglers get cut. Only thing I don't like is they don seem to hold a nice sharp edge as long as OEM blades from exmark, but that may be what I'm cutting and how I sharpen rather than the blade itself
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  5. catpride22

    catpride22 LawnSite Member
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  6. jschultznorth

    jschultznorth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    the g6 blades do a great jobs on nice lawns, but ones with clover and more weedy jobs- the stock deere blades work better for me
  7. KnK

    KnK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    tried the g6 gators on my '13 vride 52 , didnt like them as much as the scag marbain high lifts, the g6s are heavier and seem to strain the motor ,dont leave as clean of a cut as the scag high lifts and dont hold an edge as well either, i run about 25 accounts solo and sharpen once a week, cutting in western Pa, hope this helps, im still looking for something better as the scag high lifts but havent found them yet
  8. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
    Messages: 461

    Many of the aftermarket blades we carry are made by the same manufacturer as the OEM blades. So one reason why these blades may be better than your OEM Toro blade is the price compared to buying the same blade at the dealer.
  9. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Marbain blades are as good as any blades and they DO last longer than fusion becuase I have run the fusions and went back to the Marbain blades on my Ferris... I have two sets of G6 ordered to see how they compare...
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  10. GreenBlade

    GreenBlade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    I went in to my dealer to buy the scag Marbain cutter blades, and he talked me out of it because he said that it shoots green clumps, rather than spread the nice even spread of the grass blades as the normal lifts do. Wondering if anyone experiences this...
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