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New Gator Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LCME, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Cutting grass stopped here. Mostly all leaves have fallen. So, I went to the dealer to get my gator blades. Cost was only $8 each. If it is not raining tomorrow I will be mulching leaves with my gators. Never used gators before. But, looking forward to the results.
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    You should try them on grass, too.
  3. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    They work good when I use them with my leaf collector . Very few clogs. May not last as long as regular high lift blades though IMOA
  4. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    if you get a mulching kit put on your mower they will really work great. you can go over spots and it is almost as clean as it is if you bag it. its cool try it. a good mulching kit for my big mower was i think about $120.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    you will love them especially for leaves. You will be like, "Why the heck wasn't I using these before."
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    How well do they do just cutting grass and side discharging? I am considering getting a set for our Woods mower that just clogs up in thick grass. I'm hoping they will improve side discharging so it will not clog up.
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    I just bought my first set this week also.

    The subject lawn had no leaves, but the cut quality was great. Those blades striped better than the high-lifts I had been using.

    My Exmark mower does not have a mulch kit installed.
  8. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Depending on your deck design, they may actually be worse at discharging. They simply have less lift, and don't move the clippings like high-lifts do. We use the high-lift blades under gator blades set up.
  9. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Also check to see if they are real Gators or not. I think the real Gators throw the clippings/leaves toward the center spindle area and the knock offs throw them out-ward.
  10. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I believe they are gators if there is a stamped picture on the blade showing a gator looking at you. Gator logo I mean.

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