What's your opinion of G6 blades for side discharge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by RyanA97, May 22, 2013.

  1. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
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    I'll be using them in a 32 toro proline
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  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think they are the best blades made.

    i use them on my john deere z920a ztr. the mower no longer bogs down in the thick stuff and the clippings are chopped up very fine. even cutting every 2 weeks no clippings are left sitting on top of a lawn making it look bad and i never have to double cut or anything. they also do an amazing job on leaves in the fall which i also side discharge until the leaves are chopped up and disappear into the lawn.

    they are like the ultimate mower blade. a one setup that works for everything type of blade.

    i never have to fool around with bagging or mulch kits or anything depending on the time of season it is. i just have one setup and one blade setup that works for everything year round. they are also cheaper than factory high lift blades. the money savings over time is huge not having to buy $3000 bagging units, expensive mulch kits, and various types of blades for different situations.
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    That's specifically what they are designed for.
  4. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use G5s year round on all of our mowers. They do an excellent job from 3ft tall fields to nice, treated lawns. We used the factory Scag fusion blades on our new TT the beginning of this season and they don't cut as well as the G5s.
  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,427

    G5 would be better on your mower. They are thinner/lighter so easier for a smaller engine to turn.

    I have both G6's and G5's that I run on my 48" Exmark Viking. I love them both, but the G5 is a bit better for the engine to handle.
  6. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    neither of my mowers like the g6 blades ( 36 and 52 standers). i've found them to just be too heavy. maybe on something like a dixie chopper with lots of power to spare they are ok. the g5's work great for me, as stated above the only difference is the thickness, .25'' for g6 vs .205'' for g5
  7. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
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    I've run the G6 blades on the 32" Toro. My mower has plenty of power to turn them. In all honesty, I don't think that they are any better than the standard factory high-lifts. One think that I did notice is that they stay sharp for a long time.
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I tried em, but they seemed to leave a lot of stragglers. I was having to double cut anyways regardless of the lack of clippings. They just don't provide the lift my lazer needs I guess.
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  9. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    give the g5's a shot, they are thinner and lighter and can allow the motor to spin higher rpm
  10. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I ordered the G6s. I don't think I'll have an hp issue- my 32 is a 14 horse. I don't see them leaving many stragglers compared to the mulching kit I had on.
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