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    New Blade Choice for Z915E

    Guys, I'm due for a blade change on the Z915E. I've done a search on blade selection and from the discussions it seems that most select between stock, G6 or the Predator 2. I am mowing between 4-5 acres and some of it can be rough. I have a mixture of fescue, St. Augustine and Bermuda with a touch of rye thrown in. I do prefer a very fine finished cut and am considering adding a striping unit to the Ztrak. Should I stick with the John Deere OEM replacements or go with aftermarket?

    Thanks for any insight

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    I tried the G6’s on my Z950R, and after one mow I went right back to OEM. They worked great on my X590 and 1025R, but I lost quite a bit of speed while using them on the zero turn.
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    Hmm, I have three blade types. OEM High Lift, Oregon G6 and JD version of Gator Blades. Of the three I like the JD version of the Gator Blades the least. Even though it was made by Oregon, they are made to JD specs and don't work as well as the G6. I don't know that I notice a big difference between G6 and High Lift at least with my type of grass.
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    It appears there is no real advantage moving away from OEM. I'll stick with it. Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnumTrail View Post
    It appears there is no real advantage moving away from OEM. I'll stick with it. Thanks guys!
    I use the OEM standard blade, not the high lift. I know a lot of people like the Gator blades but I lost interest in the after market blades many years ago.
    Our commercial Z-Master liked the high lift blades, I don't see the need for them on our Z915B.
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