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I am looking at getting another set of blades for my MMM 54" mower.

I have read on here about people saying the Gator blades are really good. Does anyone know what part number I would need to use to order them? I have the mulching kits installed and need blades that would fit.

There is a vendor on here that sells them but not sure if it would be less expensive to get from ebay.

Open to suggestions and thank you!
 

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These are the Gator blades I bought for my 2017 1025R: Set of 3 396-719 Gator Blades


I love them. They're much better than the OEM blades that came with my 54D. I do not have a mulching kit and don't think one would be beneficial for me since I'm using these blades.
 

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Thank you !

These are the Gator blades I bought for my 2017 1025R: Set of 3 396-719 Gator Blades


I love them. They're much better than the OEM blades that came with my 54D. I do not have a mulching kit and don't think one would be beneficial for me since I'm using these blades.
I got what they said were mulching blades when I purchased my 1025 in 2017 but I wanted to try the gator blades I have read about. Thanks for the info and link.!:gizmo:
 

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I have gators on my 425 with 54C mower. I side discharge with that, and it blows the grass out in much smaller pieces. And those smaller pieces work their way down into the lawn and decompose much better than huge clippings do. They also move a tremendous amount of air. Best blades I've ever used.

However, I've always read that they are really not designed or intended to be used with an actual mulching kit because they are designed to lift and blow, just like "normal" normal blades. The result is just like using normal blades with a mulching kit... mashing grass into the top and sides of the deck, and hampering the actual ability to mulch the grass. Mulching blades have the much shallower curve so they aren't trying to suck and blow the grass out too. As such, using gators with a mulching kit may do more harm than good. But I've never actually tried it.
 

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Hummmmm

I have gators on my 425 with 54C mower. I side discharge with that, and it blows the grass out in much smaller pieces. And those smaller pieces work their way down into the lawn and decompose much better than huge clippings do. They also move a tremendous amount of air. Best blades I've ever used.

However, I've always read that they are really not designed or intended to be used with an actual mulching kit because they are designed to lift and blow, just like "normal" normal blades. The result is just like using normal blades with a mulching kit... mashing grass into the top and sides of the deck, and hampering the actual ability to mulch the grass. Mulching blades have the much shallower curve so they aren't trying to suck and blow the grass out too. As such, using gators with a mulching kit may do more harm than good. But I've never actually tried it.
Didn't even think of that.... now I will have to. Thanks for the information as it does make sense..:nunu:
 
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