Hi all. Ran into my first issue with my 1023 that I purchased this June. I hit a couple tenths of an inch worth of the remnants of a cut off fence post, street sign, or something similar and bent up a mower blade enough that it scalped up the next 20' worth of grass after the aforementioned confrontation with the post. Tried to see if I can bend it back into shape but that looks like a no-go without a whole of heat and several thousand pounds worth of a press.
The cut on 54" deck has been for the most part excellent, save for the copious amount of clippings left over. I had grown accustomed to the gator blades on had on my 318 and 316. The clippings have started making their way into my house; which comes as little surprise with having one girlfriend, two boys, four dogs, and two cats constantly making their into the house. So I've decided to make a switch to some gator blades, with the possibility of going the full mulching route down the road if the gator blades do not yield the desired results.
I spent some time today looking for some today to no avail though. I found some gator blades for John Deere 54" decks but did not find anything listed as being compatible with a 1023/1025. I also found some gator blades compatible with the 1023/1025 but only for the 60" deck. Other than that I'm currently lost. Can somebody help point me in the direction of the correct gator blades for my 54" deck? I'm half wondering if all the JD 54" deck blades are the same as the my local dealer said that he has the original 'high-lift' blades in stock. Any help would be greatly appreciated.