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    Question Need help in identifying/locating the correct gator blades for my 1023 w/ 54" deck.

    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.

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    https://www.oregonpartsstore.com/Gator-Blades/
    Go here with the part number for your blades and cross reference it. When you click on the web site above you will end up at the blades page.
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    The J-D part number for the standard blades for the 54D deck under my 1025r is M143520 ... at least that's what the 3 blades on my work bench are stamped. I know the image below says 54c, but the specs are for the above part number...

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    A google search for "gator blades M143520" got me this part number 396-719. Then, from the Oregon parts store....



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    Hope this helps...
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    ErikR is correct . This is the number I use to order . 396-719 Gator G6 . I use these on my 1025R and X580 both with 54" decks . Got mine off ebay .
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    Thanks so much for the help. That was exactly what I was looking for.
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    I suggest you look into the mulching kit for the 54" deck. It adds internal baffles to the deck which helps recirculate and chop up clippings into tiny pieces. They will then fall between the grass and be less likely to be tracking into the house. An added bonus is the mulch kit comes with a set of 3 blades.

    I would argue the gator blades alone (sans mulching kit) will get you half the desired effect. Yes, the little "winglets" on the gator blade help recirculate the air toward to the center of the blade but the deck is still designed to discharge. The mulch kit changes the air flow management of the deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfrancis3 View Post
    I suggest you look into the mulching kit for the 54" deck. It adds internal baffles to the deck which helps recirculate and chop up clippings into tiny pieces. They will then fall between the grass and be less likely to be tracking into the house. An added bonus is the mulch kit comes with a set of 3 blades.

    I would argue the gator blades alone (sans mulching kit) will get you half the desired effect. Yes, the little "winglets" on the gator blade help recirculate the air toward to the center of the blade but the deck is still designed to discharge. The mulch kit changes the air flow management of the deck.
    I'm considering that is as a possible option down the road. When I asked my dealer about it he said it 300 hundred something bucks so I want to see how the gator blades work out first.

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    Your dealer has kind of a high price. If you shop a couple of the internet parts places for part #BM20827, you should find the kits closer to $218 give or take... Installation is easy. If you can take your deck off and stand it up your self, you can probably do it your self. A good 6 point 18mm socket helps a lot.

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