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    Gator blades for 1025R 54" mulch mower.....

    I am looking at getting another set of blades for my MMM 54" mower.

    I have read on here about people saying the Gator blades are really good. Does anyone know what part number I would need to use to order them? I have the mulching kits installed and need blades that would fit.

    There is a vendor on here that sells them but not sure if it would be less expensive to get from ebay.

    Open to suggestions and thank you!


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    These are the Gator blades I bought for my 2017 1025R: Set of 3 396-719 Gator Blades


    I love them. They're much better than the OEM blades that came with my 54D. I do not have a mulching kit and don't think one would be beneficial for me since I'm using these blades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadOx View Post
    These are the Gator blades I bought for my 2017 1025R: Set of 3 396-719 Gator Blades


    I love them. They're much better than the OEM blades that came with my 54D. I do not have a mulching kit and don't think one would be beneficial for me since I'm using these blades.
    I got what they said were mulching blades when I purchased my 1025 in 2017 but I wanted to try the gator blades I have read about. Thanks for the info and link.!
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    2017 1025R with turf tires
    H120 FEL with 53" Bucket Quick Change
    54" Autoconnect Mower, mulch kit and hyd mower lift
    54" Quick-Hitch Two Stage Snow Blower Hyd Rotator with Remote Spout Cap kit
    Ballast box with tubes
    IMatch
    Engine blanket
    LED lights
    Ken's Bolt on Hooks and rear hitch
    Country Time/Tarter 48" Tiller
    Titan carriage & 42" forks




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    I have gators on my 425 with 54C mower. I side discharge with that, and it blows the grass out in much smaller pieces. And those smaller pieces work their way down into the lawn and decompose much better than huge clippings do. They also move a tremendous amount of air. Best blades I've ever used.

    However, I've always read that they are really not designed or intended to be used with an actual mulching kit because they are designed to lift and blow, just like "normal" normal blades. The result is just like using normal blades with a mulching kit... mashing grass into the top and sides of the deck, and hampering the actual ability to mulch the grass. Mulching blades have the much shallower curve so they aren't trying to suck and blow the grass out too. As such, using gators with a mulching kit may do more harm than good. But I've never actually tried it.
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    Hummmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedals2Paddles View Post
    I have gators on my 425 with 54C mower. I side discharge with that, and it blows the grass out in much smaller pieces. And those smaller pieces work their way down into the lawn and decompose much better than huge clippings do. They also move a tremendous amount of air. Best blades I've ever used.

    However, I've always read that they are really not designed or intended to be used with an actual mulching kit because they are designed to lift and blow, just like "normal" normal blades. The result is just like using normal blades with a mulching kit... mashing grass into the top and sides of the deck, and hampering the actual ability to mulch the grass. Mulching blades have the much shallower curve so they aren't trying to suck and blow the grass out too. As such, using gators with a mulching kit may do more harm than good. But I've never actually tried it.
    Didn't even think of that.... now I will have to. Thanks for the information as it does make sense..


    2017 1025R with turf tires
    H120 FEL with 53" Bucket Quick Change
    54" Autoconnect Mower, mulch kit and hyd mower lift
    54" Quick-Hitch Two Stage Snow Blower Hyd Rotator with Remote Spout Cap kit
    Ballast box with tubes
    IMatch
    Engine blanket
    LED lights
    Ken's Bolt on Hooks and rear hitch
    Country Time/Tarter 48" Tiller
    Titan carriage & 42" forks




    PS Everyone knows what a 1025R looks like so my Avatar is a picture of my two girls!!!

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