Often asked: Are Gator Mulching Blades Better?

Unlike other mulching blades that push the grass down, the high lift on a gator blade draws the grass up which in turn gives you a clean, even cut. We do recommend a mulching kit for a single blade deck however, you will still see a much better mulching result with a Gator Blade with out the attachment.

Are mulching blades better than high lift blades?

The curved design of a mulching blade does not provide the same type of lift and discharge power as standard blades. Mulching blades are an excellent choice for use on lawns that receive a mowing every three to four days.

Are Gator blades good for side discharge?

Registered. Gators tend to move less air than most stock blades. They also tend to make grass just disappear. They will work OK as side discharge but you may notice less grass discharging and at lower velocity.

Can you sharpen Gator blades?

The teeth on the Gator Mulcher do not cut the grass, so sharpening them isn’t required. Simply sharpen your GatorMulcher as you would any standard mower blade.

Do you sharpen mulching blades?

Mulching blades may have longer or curved cutting edges, and you may need several types of files to sharpen them.

Can I use high lift blades for mulching?

Lifting blades come in three types: High-Lift, Medium-Lift, and Low-Lift. Essentially, the greater the lift, the more horsepower that’s required. You would use High-Lift blades when tackling taller, more dense grass (High-lift = higher-lifting airflow). You should not use Lifting blades for mulching.

Can you use mulching blades with side discharge?

Grass Clippings for a Healthier Lawn Both side discharge and mulching mowers can return grass clippings from your yard. As long as you can mow with a side discharge mower in such a way that cut grass is discharged onto the lawn, it will provide the same benefits as a mulching mower.

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What is the advantage of Gator Blades?

Unlike other mulching blades that push the grass down, the high lift on a gator blade draws the grass up which in turn gives you a clean, even cut. This high lift also makes using Gator Blades in bagging operations a great choice.

How good are Gator Blades?

Gators are very good blades. But as with all blades the cutting ability has to do with lots of factors. First Gators are not high lift so you will have that problem. I run them in the spring early summer when grass is growing and strong.

How sharp should Gator blades be?

How Sharp Should Your Mower Blade Be? Mower blades should be aggressively sharp, but not as sharp as a razor’s edge. You should be able to touch the blade with your hand without getting cut. Contrary to popular belief, a lawn mower blade with a razor sharp edge will not cut grass better.

Which direction do Gator blades go?

Install the Gator blade on the spindle, taking care to be sure the beveled edge and upturned, serrated “ears” of the blade are pointing up, towards the deck of the mower. The flat, smooth side of the blade should be facing down toward the grass. (Gator blades have the words “Grass Side” imprinted on that side.)