Recommend me some blades please!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by flamingo-flaps, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. flamingo-flaps

    flamingo-flaps LawnSite Member
    from Tn
    Messages: 7

    I need some blades for my '99 exmark 60'' cut.

    Its got the original blades i think and its leaves two strips uncut when im mowing. So i think a new set of blades would fix that? I hope anyways.

    Recommend me an awesome set of blades. Or should i just get them from the dealer?
  2. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,988

    Take the ones off that you have and sharpen them. Put the blades in a vice and use a hand-held grinder or use a bench grinder. Search "sharpening blades."
  3. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

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  4. flamingo-flaps

    flamingo-flaps LawnSite Member
    from Tn
    Messages: 7

    I just dont understand why my mower is missing two thin lines of grass while im mowing. It boggles my mind.
  5. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    dunno if it makes a difference or not, but I was always told.... when I replace/sharpen blades and mount them back on the machine... they should be in different positions.
    ummmm.... like this.... -- | --
    two side to side and the center front to back.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    New blades might fix the problem. Blades are measured from sharpened corner to sharpened corner, as more and more material is removed from wear and sharpening the blades get less and less wide which can leave windrows aka the two small strips of grass between blades uncut. So I think that new blades could be the fix, if you have been running the same blades since 99 I would replace with OEM blades either search at or go to your local dealer.
  7. bibbo

    bibbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    we use gator blades i think.... they work really well after they dull we take em off put em in a vise and use the ole' right angel grinder to sharpen them
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Do your spindles have any play in them at all? If they do not, and the deck isn't warped, then try a new set (I use Exmark notched high lifts). A blade could also be bent or the leading edge of the blade could be worn or rounded (that's the part that does most of the cutting).
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Check with your dealer for "gator blades". Once you try 'em you'll never go back
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I sure went back, at least on the grasses around here. On the Ultra Cut even the super high lift type gators miss a lot of grass for me. The High lifts rarely ever miss a blade. So in my area on the Ultra Cut the high lifts work better, I can't speak of every place or situation. I know guys that love them but I've tried several models and same results for me. Great in the fall for leaves. Not trying to be smart, that's just my experience.

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