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

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

  1. RSNovi

    RSNovi LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 46

    I just ordered a set of G5's for my Hustler Fastrak today.
  2. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
    Messages: 461

  3. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Quit using mine cuz of the stranglers,now use low lift double blades on my snapper
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,739

    G5/6 blades are wider and thus heavier than most other blades. Since the G5s are thinner than the G6s = therefore lighter...making for less strain on your clutch when engaging/disengaging.

    I'm now pleased with my G5s on my Q32. In the earlier real lush Spring growth in April, they were not doing nearly as well as now.
  5. KnK

    KnK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    i dont like them as much as the scag high lifts, they leave some grass uncut, dont cut as clean, and dont hold an edge as long, i just tried them on my 52 vride , has the FX730v Kawi on it , just my .02
  6. Paineless Creations

    Paineless Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I just bought a 2012 Z920A 48" deck set up as a side shooter, anybody know the part number on the blades I should get and if I should get G5 or G6
  7. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I just got my set in the mail the other day. I cant wait to try them, I just need the foot of snow to melt of the lawns around here!
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    High lifts as in "more lift than the G5/G6" will always leave a tighter finished cut. Are G5/G6 blades better for the lawn by reducing the clipping particles...? Yes.

    I even use the G5's in the 15.25" length on my BOP Quick 44 with the mulch plate in place. Works very well overall even in mulch mode.
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,643

    Your deck comes with .250" thick high lift blades, so the G6's will work fine, but the G5's may do even better if you feel like you are low on power in heavy spring growth. Except for thickness, they are identical.

    G6- 396-770

    G5- I don't see them listed as of right now
  10. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Where do y'all order your blades from. The only dealer around me that's a organ dealer is a not so nice person. I bought them off him last year but don't ever wanna spend another dollar in his shop.
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