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I am thinking about buying some Gator Blades for my 36 " Wright Stander. Wanted to ask the people who KNOW how they work instead of taking the advice of someone who mows their yard on the weekend.
Anyone using them ? any advice before I buy ?
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They don't lift very well and they don't throw clippings very far. The smaller clippings claim is dubious to me. I prefer a nice set of solid high lift blades.
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Good Evening everyone,
I am thinking about buying some Gator Blades for my 36 " Wright Stander. Wanted to ask the people who KNOW how they work instead of taking the advice of someone who mows their yard on the weekend.
Anyone using them ? any advice before I buy ?
Thank you very much for your help,

Bull
You have diffrent results for diffrent grasses and soils. You have also had 6 diffrent versions of the Gator Blades most trying to get better lift. I have had good responses from the G6 Blades. for more info on the blade you would need look here.
http://www.alloutdoorparts.com/orego...396-726-detail

The reason I like the G6 is it fixes most of the lift problem that has plagued the gator blades.
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This is embarrassing, but you guys already know I'm an idiot, so I'll ask anyway.

What does "high lift" refer to? The ability to "lift" the clippings up high so they get cut again, or the ability to somehow "lift" the blades of grass on the ground so they "stand up straight" for a better cut?
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They work very well for me on the grass we have, I suggest them to all our clients.
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This is embarrassing, but you guys already know I'm an idiot, so I'll ask anyway.

What does "high lift" refer to? The ability to "lift" the clippings up high so they get cut again, or the ability to somehow "lift" the blades of grass on the ground so they "stand up straight" for a better cut?
Lift on the blade is what makes the "grass stand up strait" for a better cut and helps with kicking the grass out of the deck. All of the gator blades up until the G6 had poor lift making the grass ball up at the chute in wet conditions. The fix was to run a high lift blade on the discharge side of the deck but with the G6 blade we have not had to do that.
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I have hear of old worn out mowers can have a hard time spinning the G6 because of all the air movement. I like them, they pack the catch full
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This is embarrassing, but you guys already know I'm an idiot, so I'll ask anyway.

What does "high lift" refer to? The ability to "lift" the clippings up high so they get cut again, or the ability to somehow "lift" the blades of grass on the ground so they "stand up straight" for a better cut?
The wing on the back of a high-lift blade is angled steeper. Check the picture here: http://www.turfmagazine.com/print-7230.aspx
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If they are designed to lift the grass up to cut it, why are there blades without this "lift". I've seen "medium lift", as well. Makes no sense to me.
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If they are designed to lift the grass up to cut it, why are there blades without this "lift". I've seen "medium lift", as well. Makes no sense to me.
There is a theory that if you don't use as much lift then the grass will stay under the deck longer and get cut up finer. This theory is WRONG!
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