Your Thoughts on These Bent Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Speedy, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Speedy

    Speedy LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 66

    I have 3 pictures that I'm going to post. These blades came off of a 61" Scag Turf Tiger. These blades haven't hit anything. As you will see it is 2 different kind of blades. Has any of you had blades to bend in this particular place? This is the 2nd set we have had do this.

  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Those are a couple big nics there....are you sure you didnt hit anything??;) ;)

    Ive never seen them bend like that unless something was whacked. What type of blades??
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I also have 61"turf tiger,my blades doesn't look like that..:confused:
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    We've had blades bend like that.

    Cheap metal and way to hot when grinding is the answer.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    You hit something solid with that blade. The bow in the blade is just left of those big nicks (and I mean big). And I can tell that that blade is fairly new as well by the amount of cutting surface it has.

    BTW, is it new or has it been sharpened yet?
  6. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Try the MEG MO blades . The knives swing to avoid what happen to your blade.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I don't think he wants a different blade to try...he's trying to figure out what happened to this one.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I have two sets of solid foil Excaliburs that have some damage (not the brand new notched ones in my thread from a couple days ago). I don't remember hitting anything hard or big enough to do that kind of damage, but nevertheless I have two trashed sets sitting in the shop :confused: Guess they just aren't that durable.
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    are you sure that the bend in the blade is just a little to much rake??
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I would definitely be yelling at my guys if I saw blades like that. I have never had blades bend like that under normal circumstances. Just from the look I would say something was definitely hit. :cool:

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