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What type of Blades?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Turf Professionals Inc., Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I know every one has different opinions when it comes to blades, but I would like to know what type of blades some of you Hustler owners use. I live in Florida and have an 07' Super Z EFI 60" deck. Throw some opinions my way. Thanks!
     
  2. mulligant

    mulligant LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Stock fusion blades are your best bet. Mine have around 30 hours on them and are still just about sharp enough to shave with. I think I touched them up with a file once and they really didn't need it then I just had them off of the mower.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Your stock Fusion's are about the best.

    I have tried notched foil eXmark blades and they work well, but you do notice less lift (suction).

    Sure wish someone made a NOTCHED foil SUPER high lift with a higher or wider lift sail. This deck NEEDS lift.
     
  4. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I appreciate the help guys
     
  5. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    The stock Fusions to me are Medium lift blades. The Exmark Notched high lifts give us a Way better cut , and its very obvious. I aggree with TLS you will notice less lift with Exmarks blades but a better cut. Yes i do wish also someone had or has super Highlift notched blades. The XR-7 Deck to me has turbulance problems not lift. Ive heard of others using dixie choppers blades with good results.My friend is a Machinist he's going to try to make a set of super high lift notched blades for testing.
     

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