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Gator Blades

Postby Smith » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:05 pm

These things any good or should I just stick to some woods blades? ALso what are the differentces in uses for High suction and medium Suction blades?

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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:10 pm

I use Gator blades on my Cub Cadet and all my Woods 59 mowers. I like them, a lot. Get them from my Woods dealer. Can't speak knowledgeably about the uses of high suction or medium suction blades.

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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Tezell » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:28 am

I swear by them. I use them on my Hustler and on my Woods mower.

I get mine from my local guy and they are a lot less expensive. They come in 3 grades, and I use the extended life blades. Sometimes I get upwards of 30 hours out of a set on my zero turn.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Denny Clayton » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:59 pm

Tezell wrote:I swear by them. I use them on my Hustler and on my Woods mower.

I get mine from my local guy and they are a lot less expensive. They come in 3 grades, and I use the extended life blades. Sometimes I get upwards of 30 hours out of a set on my zero turn.

I swear by them, too. Tim, is that 30 hours total life or between sharpenings?
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Cub-Bud » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:08 pm

I have used them on my Ferris with good results.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Tezell » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Denny,

I normally do not sharpen them. That would be total life. That is on my Hustler. I do sharpen my Woods blades and I have a set on there now that is 2 years old.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Denny Clayton » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:37 am

Tezell wrote:Denny,

I normally do not sharpen them. That would be total life. That is on my Hustler. I do sharpen my Woods blades and I have a set on there now that is 2 years old.

Wow, I usually mow nearly 100 hours per season. I sharpen them at the beginning of each season and get 3 seasons out of them. That's if I don't hit any rocks, etc. and mangle the edges. :oops: :roll:
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby RaymondDurban » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 pm

Denny, do you have the sand up there in your area that eats the blades up, even if you don't hit any rocks? Where I'm from in NE Florida, if you don't have a perfect manicured "carpet" of a lawn, the sand will tear the blades up fast.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Tezell » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:24 pm

I have never gotten over 30-35 hours out of a set of blades. The fins will wear off the Gator blades and they are not any good after that. The regular blades will not last as long as the Gator blades.

I keep 4 acres of grass cut with my zero turn and I can cut it in about 2 hours and I figure I am cutting the whole lawn somewhere around 15 times before the blades are worn out.

They will have cut somewhere around 60 acres of grass in 30-35 hours when they are finished. I pay between $30 and $35 for a set of the extended life Gator blades.

My yard is 95% thick centipede.

That is all I can get.

Now my Woods mower is a different story. I have owned it for 3 years and changed the blades once, when I got it.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby ricky racer » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:42 pm

I use Gator Blades in my Grasshopper and I'm really impressed with them.
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Denny Clayton » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:26 am

RaymondDurban wrote:Denny, do you have the sand up there in your area that eats the blades up, even if you don't hit any rocks? Where I'm from in NE Florida, if you don't have a perfect manicured "carpet" of a lawn, the sand will tear the blades up fast.

No, just plain ole clay soil (mixed with rocks), typical west central Ohio dirt. Turf type tall fescue grass.

Tim, a set of 3 blades run around $80-$85. Without sand, the fins don't even wear off.

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Re: Gator Blades

Postby Mr E » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:28 pm

Denny,
Does that beautiful grass still have "big ole trailer" tracks in it? :lol:
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Re: Gator Blades

Postby brichter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:33 pm

"Gator" anything is better. Especially orange and blue Gators. After all, we are the reigning All Sports Champions.
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