I have a 1025R with 60MMM. Also just bought a used X540 that had Gator Blades installed. Ran em both last night and there is a huge difference in "clumping" of clippings---the X540 had none while the 1025R left rows of grass clippings.
I have not had any experience with Gator Blades before and was impressed. Some of the difference might also be attributed to the different mowers themselves, I don't know.
Anyway, if I was to change the blades on the 1025R, would I get the same results or similar to the X540 with Gators? And would the Gators on the 1025 be sufficient or do I need to spend more and get the Deere kit??
Always appreciate the help I get on this site!! (but it costs me money)