I am having a hard time deciding what blades to buy for next year for the 60" deck on my 445. I have taken off my tri-cycling kit for the past two years due to the issues I was having with the gator blades not doing so great with tall grass and turning. Even without the mulcher, the gator blades do not pick up my grass well enough on turns.
Part of me wants to go back to mulching and use the correct JD blade. If I had a few more ponies under the hood I would not question it. Sometimes with the mulcher on, I have to slow to a crawl in tall grass. At least I did with Gator blades and the mulcher.
Its been a while since I ran high lift JD blades. Any suggestions?
I am also thinking of spraying the mulching kit and deck to keep some of the grass off the bottom of the deck.... Fluid Film or?