Got a 1025R last month with the mulching kit pre-installed. I've mowed twice since I got it and unfortunately also clipped a survey marker the last time I was mowing.
After getting my deck dolly today I was finally able to take look. I fully expected to have chunk out of the leftmost blade, but I didn't expect to see just how dull all three blades were overall already. I have 15 hours on the tractor and less than half of that has been spent mowing.
This is the first tractor I've ever bought and needed to maintain -- is it normal to have this much wear on my blades after less than 10 hours of use? I admittedly don't have a well manicured yard and I've probably inadvertently mowed some small branches in addition to mulching fallen leaves.
In general I'm wondering what approach everyone else uses to keep sharp blades on their mower deck and how to even go about sharpening mulching blades. I'm also curious if anyone has used the Oregon G6 Gator blades with the mulching kit -- I've heard that they have hardened cutting edge and hold an edge better than the stock blades.