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Personally I run Gators on all equipment and if we have a client we spray but they mow, we tell them where to buy them, not one complaint from me or any of the clients, we all run the high lift for best results.
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I guess the Gator Blades are just more of an aggressive blade and shred clippings more so than the mulch blades?
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The only problem with gator blades is, if you have tall wet grass it seems to get a lot of clumps. If you use mulching blades they seem to spread the wet gras out. Gators are great for leaves. I only use gators when leaves start to fall and only then. The gator prices have nearly tripled in price this year.
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I guess the Gator Blades are just more of an aggressive blade and shred clippings more so than the mulch blades?
Yes it leaves a very fine cut and very small clippings, some guys have issues in wet grass but we do not mow wet grass as you are simply doing the client a disservice and damaging the lawn, if the grass is really tall some folks have issues, it may be the gear I am not sure but we haven't had any issues, there have been extreme cases where we had to go over the tall grass twice but not that often.
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Its kinda hard not to mow wet grass in the spring. With the rain and dew and alittle bit of fertilizer the grass will go 6-8" per week in the spring.
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Personally I run Gators on all equipment and if we have a client we spray but they mow, we tell them where to buy them, not one complaint from me or any of the clients, we all run the high lift for best results.
What is high lift? Is the Gator blade that I posted 'high lift'?



Also, I wanted to ask you all if there is a difference in some Gator blades. I bought one set at the beginning of last season and another towards the end of the season and they look slightly different. I'll try to find a pic of the second set I bought.
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OK, here is a pic I found of a few different kind of blades lined up.

[IMG]http://www.elm********.com/images/blade%20choices.jpg[/IMG]

I bought my mower used and it came with blades that look similar to #3, #4, & #5. What do you call this kind of blade?



#7 are the blades that I bought at the start of last season. #6 are the blades that I bought near the end of the growing season. Does anyone know the respective name of these two blades? Also, has anyone used both, and, if so, have you noticed a different performance and/or result?

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It also must take quite a bit of time to sharpen those gator blades as well!
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