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"New" Grasshopper Contour Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ThomasLC, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. ThomasLC

    ThomasLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have always ran high lift or extreme high lift blades on my Grasshopper 428D. I was just looking at ordering a few new sets and saw that they are now offering Contour blades. Grasshopper's website states "Leaves the most manicured look in high-profile areas that are mowed regularly". Just wanting to know if anyone has any experience with these blades and do they leave a better cut than the high lifts?
  2. catpride22

    catpride22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Looks just like the blade on my x500 John Deere great blade in well i guess no situations, and the grasshopper web site kinda said the same thing,they say it works good in dry sparse grass conditions.
  3. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    They are not new... I've been using them for about 3 years. They are awesome but I think they leave the same cut as high lifts. I put them on when grass is at its thickest. The high lifts tend to create a lot of buildup on the deck and the contours are basically a medium lift with a longer cutting edge. They were designed to cut Bahaia grass and to be used in sandy conditions. I also use them with the mulch kit also.
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