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    Has anyone noticed other than myself that the stock blades on my 54" deck are of softer material than ones of yester year. I have bent two blades this year, yes of course it is my fault for not remembering where some of the "stumps" are!!!
    Would rather be bending blades than damaging anything else, but they doesn't don't hold up as well with an edge either.

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    I know with my zero turn I go through blades alot quicker. I'm not sure if its due to the metal being softer though. You have to take into consideration that most decks in the upper echelon of tractors and mowers turn much faster than those of yesteryear. For example, my JD Gt275 turns at around 11000 ft /minute. My zero turn deck turns at around 18000 fpm. I believe yours turns at the upper ft/min too.
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    Compared to the OE and Gatorblade's I have on my 94' 425 the ones on my 1025 are soft, thin and weak. They get nicked so much easier than the blades on the older tractor. I was wondering if there was a better blade out there for my 60D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffman View Post
    Compared to the OE and Gatorblade's I have on my 94' 425 the ones on my 1025 are soft, thin and weak. They get nicked so much easier than the blades on the older tractor. I was wondering if there was a better blade out there for my 60D?

    The new G6 Gator blades with the hardened edge. Yup. those are pretty tough. They can't be expected to last long while stump grinding, but they are tough.

    EDIT: corrected G3 to G6
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    I love Gatorblades but, when I looked at them for my 60d, they seem to measure longer than stock blades. I haven't bought them for fear they'll hit each other... Any users who can comment???
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    Quote Originally Posted by cottrillj View Post
    I love Gatorblades but, when I looked at them for my 60d, they seem to measure longer than stock blades. I haven't bought them for fear they'll hit each other... Any users who can comment???
    I seem to remember reading somewhere (may even have been on GTT) that the hole in the Gator blades is just a bit smaller than the one in the stock Deere blades as well. My neighbor offered me a set and he said he had to route out the hole in the blade to make it fit. No thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesetrain View Post
    I seem to remember reading somewhere (may even have been on GTT) that the hole in the Gator blades is just a bit smaller than the one in the stock Deere blades as well. My neighbor offered me a set and he said he had to route out the hole in the blade to make it fit. No thanks.
    Mine bolted right up without any issue.
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    On Oregon's website, hole size was the same. Length was the issue. About 1/4" longer per blade as I recall??? But, dieselshadow says they work so I'll probably get me some! Thanks
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    G3 blades are the thicker ones? I thought the G6 blades were the thicker ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesetrain View Post
    G3 blades are the thicker ones? I thought the G6 blades were the thicker ones


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    You're right. I stand corrected. I have the G6 blades. I'll fix my earlier post. Thanks for catching that.
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