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Mower blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerbrad, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm just about to order some new mowing blades and have a few questions. First, you measure the blades diagonal across to get the length right? I've got 18in (measured diagonal across) blades on my bob-cat and am trying to order some new gator blades that also measure 18in., will these fit? Thanks for the help!!!
     
  2. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought that's how you measure a T.V. screen size.... :confused:

    What size deck is the bobcat???
    2 blades or 3? that'll tell you everything.
     
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    3 blade 52.5" cut
     
  4. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    .5??? really? never heard of that before....
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Neither had I, they advertise it as a 52" cut but in the specifications in the manual the bob-cat has a 52.5" cut. So will the 18in blades work? I don't know how much of overlap there is between the blades but about 1 in of overlap between each sounds right?
     
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hmmmm, call your local dealer, ask the ?... then order them online I suppose... otherwise, get em right at the dealer....
    I usually just walk in the dealer and ask for blades for a 52" snapper.... they get em' and give em'.... so I never actually measured them.

    Guess I'm no help to you huh?:confused:
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    The online site (texasmowerparts) has them under categories specific to brand and deck size. Under the bob-cat tab they have the 52" blades that are 18" then they have 54" blades for bob-cats that are 18", but bob-cat doesn't make a 54" deck. So should I just order the 18" that are under the 52" deck section?
     
  8. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sounds good to me....

    are they alot cheaper online then at the dealer?
     
  9. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    they are only $10 per blade as to $15 or $20 and only 9.95 for nationwide shipping.
     
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does heat treated blades make a big difference??
     

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